the CIVIL WAR CEMETERY WALK
table rock cemetery
the cemetery walk was a fundraiser to cover the costs of installing 5 tombstones and replacing about 25 civil war flag holder/markers.
There are almost 60 Civil War veterans buried at the Table Rock Cemetery.
This was a fundraiser in cooperation with the Table Rock Cemetery Board, which hopes to raise about $2,000 to honor our Civil War veterans. As of October 18, 2015, the amount raised is $675.
We want to help the Cemetery Board secure enough money to install five military headstones that we believe we have the necessary records for. The headstones are free but installation of these 225-pound stones is $150 each.
One stone is for William McNeal, a Table Rock man who died in the war and whose body is apparently in an unknown grave. He crossed the nearby Kansas line to join the 2nd Kansas Cavalry.
Another is for Henry Mumford of the 1st Nebraska Infantry, a young man from Table Rock who died at age 30 and whose stone is now a pile of rocks.
The other three are for Wilber D. Perry of the 10th West Virginia Infantry, Alpheus Fulton of the 41st Illinois Infantry, and Elkanah Decker of the 9th Iowa Infantry, whose graves apparently have never been marked with a headstone. Perry was at the Third Battle of Winchester, the Battle of Cedar Creek, and Appomattox Courthouse. Fulton was at Vicksburg. Decker was at the Battle of Atlanta and on Sherman's March to the Sea.
We also want to help secure enough money for about 25 flag holders to replace those that are missing or severely damaged. Most of these are for Union veterans who fought at places like Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chicamauga, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Pea Ridge, Atlanta, and served on the frontier. Two of those are for our only known Confederate soldiers, Captain R. P. Jennings of the 23rd Virginia, who was in Stonewall Jackson's Brigade, and William T. Shorter of the 22nd Battalion of Virginia who were in most of the principal battles fought by the Confederacy's Army of Northern Virginia -- including the first five just listed plus other places like Sayler's Creek, Cedar Mountain, and the Battle of the Wilderness.