RAISING THE DEAD
Soldiers Who were Laid to Rest in the Old Fort Sully Graveyard Are
Taken to Fort Sully
The Remains Carefully Exhumed Under the Direction of Lieutenant
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
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
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:
||Rank - Unit
|| private Co. K, 6th Iowa cavalry,
|| died March 4th, 1864.
|| corporal Co. K 7th Iowa cavalry,
||died March 20, 1864.
| Wm. W. Burmington,
|| Seargent Co. M 7th Iowa cavalry,
||died March 20,
|| private Co. D, 30th Wisconsin,
|| died April 16,
|| Co. D 30th Wis.,
|| died April 25, 1864.
|| 7th Iowa cavalry,
||died April 30, 1864.
|Abner C. Wolf,
|| Co. L. 7th Iowa cavalry,
||died June 14, 1864.
|M. D. Organ,
|| Co. H, 16 Iowa cavalry,
||died January 22, 1865.
|Jno. F. M.
|| Clark, Co. B, 6th Iowa cavalry,
|| died March 29, 1865.
|| Co. C, 6th Iowa cavalry,
||died June 17, 1865.
|M. L. Clayton,
|| Co. E, 4th C. S.
||died August 28, 1865.
|| Co. K 30th Wis.,
||died October 8, 1865.
|| Co. E, 4th U. S.,
||died March 4, 1866.
|| Co. #, 4th U. S.,
||died March 16, 1866.
|| corporal Co. H, 1st battalion 13th U. S.
||died May 29,
|| private, Co. A 3d battallion 13th U. S.,
||died June 8,
| William Muldoon,
|| Co. C, 2d battallion 18th U. S.
||died July 7th,
||Co. H 2d battallion 13th U. S.
||died July 11, 1866.
List of soldiers who died at old Ft. Sully, or who
belonged to commands garrioning Fort Sully at the time of their