Iowa Soldiers Listed
Raising The Dead
Soldiers Who were Laid to Rest in the Old Fort Sully Graveyard Are Taken to Fort Sully
The citizens of Pierre will remember the little graveyard four miles below Pierre. The old weatherbeaten fence has for many years protected the graves of the dead soldiers who died while protecting settlers on the frontier from Indians.
The department recently issued an order that the remains of those buried there should be removed to the post cemetery at Fort Sully.
Lieutenant Handforth has been in town with a detail from the post for the past week engaged in exhuming the remains of the soldiers. Unfortunately there is no record of the exact burial place of those who died, so that it is impossible to identify any of the remains. Lieutenant Handforth has prosecuted his work with a great deal of care and completed his labors yesterday. He furnished the Journal with a roster of the dead which we herewith append:
List of soldiers who died in the post hospital at Fort Sully, compiled from the monthly reports of that hospital from December, 1863 (first on file) to July 1866. Place of burial not stated:
John Nevin, private Co. K, 6th Iowa cavalry, died March 4th, 1864.
List of soldiers who died at old Ft. Sully, or who belonged to commands garrioning Fort Sully at the time of their death:
Charles N. Winter, Co. D, 30th Wisconsin, died Crow Creek, March 6, 1864.
[The Huronite (Huron, South Dakota) 26 Nov 1885, contributed by Karen Seeman]
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