Grave Stone projects
PVT Thomas Townsend E.
Andes Cemetery, East Bernstadt, Laurel County, Kentucky, USA
Thomas W Townsend 14 April 2019
Department Commander Robert Jones
Camp 1 Bruce Fortin, Camp 3 Tim Downey, Camp 5 John Flynn, Phillip Powel, John Kalbfleisch, Jack Mills
LTC Thomas Fairleigh and Col Charles Pennebaker Stone dedication
Jack Mills worked on getting these Grave markers for a year; coordinating with the VA and Cave Hill Cemetery personnel to get the grave stones set. Great Job Jack!
To be unveiled
Cave Hill National Cemetery Fairleigh Stone dedication
Bruce Loveall ,Jack Mills ,Phil Powell ,Mike Flynn, Greg Weigel,Steve Menefee, Bill Kussic, Jim Forester, Bill Phanstiel, John Kalbfleisch, Keith Karcher
LTC T.B. Fairleigh descendants
PDC Bruce Fortin
DC Robert Jones
Elijah P Marrs Camp 5
LTC Fairleigh family received momento
Col Charles Pennebaker
Cave Hill National Cemetery Col. Pennebaker Stone dedication
Memorial Day -Decoration Day Ceremonies
Cave Hill National Cemetery 9th MI Memorial Day weekend Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony Fort Duffield KY 9th MI
15 August 2020
Stone dedication Ceremony at Cave Hill Cemetery for Nelson Augustus Graves.
Nelson Augustus Graves 1846-1896
Nelson Graves was born in Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky in 1846, son of James Franklin Graves (1816-1887) and Mary Frances Lindsay Graves (1816-1859). When he enlisted in the 53rd Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry in Covington on August 30, 1864, he listed his occupation as furniture maker. With grey eyes and light hair, he was unusually tall for a Civil War soldier at five foot eleven. He was mustered in as a private in Company A, on Sept. 12, serving for one year, and was mustered out on Sept. 15, 1865. He married Fannie Belle Graves and they had one child, Walter Cary Graves. Nelson Graves died on Oct. 22, 1896 at the age of 50. He may be a distant cousin to Frank and Jesse James.
The 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry guarded the Kentucky Central Railroad between Lexington and Cincinnati, scouted in Central Kentucky and operated against guerrillas till November 1864. The regiment moved to Crab Orchard, Ky., November 24, and joined General Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia December 10-29, operating near Marion, Va., December 17-18, and Saltsville, Va., December 20-21. It assisted in the capture and destruction of the salt works. The 53rd, operating against guerrillas at various points in Kentucky by detachments till September 1865, was mustered out September 17, 1865. The regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 40 enlisted men by disease. Total 49. * The song "Night they drove ol' Dixie Down" mentions Stoneman's Cavalry!!
Photo left- Brothers: Vestal Rogers, Keith Karcher, Ed Lane, Chris Workman, Todd Early, Robert Jones, Joghn Gatton, Buce Fortin, Mike Flynn, Jack Mills, John Buckler, Bruce Loveall.
Photo right- Grave Location: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky., Section 6, Range 144, Grave 36.
Grave decorated with an evergreen, a white rose and a wreath of laurel and a flag are placed at the grave.
A wreath of evergreen upon the grave is a symbol of an undying love for the comrades of the war.”
A single rose upon the grave, “Symbol of purity, we offer at this lowly grave a rose. May future generations emulate the unselfish devotion of even the lowliest of our heroes.”
A laurel wreath “Last token of affection from the Sons of Comrades in arms, we crown these remains with the symbol of victory!”
Flag “In behalf of the Grand Republic for whose integrity and unity our late Comrade Private Nelson Graves offered his services during the War of the Rebellion,