updated October 26, 2008
New Albin Civil War Veterans
Seated, left to right: Hardin Jarvis, R.G. May, John Sires (My great-great-grandfather), John Haugh
Standing, left to right: A.W. Baldwin 'or' J.T. Robinson (unsure), C.H. Bellows, Herman Martin, Fred Price, John Meyer
Correction! The man identified in the above photo is actually Roan Clark 'R.C.' May. My g-grandfather's brother, Roan Clark May, served as a member of Company B of the 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Roan's grave marker in the New Albin City Cemetery identifies him as a Civil War Veteran.
Another brother, Reuben Garvine May (R. G. May) did not serve in the Civil War (at least not to my knowledge). I think the plaque in New Albin (below) shows R. C. May rather than R. G. May. ~contributed by Steve May, October 2008
Click the gravestone to view a larger version on the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project
A plaque, bearing their names, the inscription "Commrades", and the date May 6, 1918 was erected in their honor on a flag pole base on the corner by the old Town Hall in New Albin.
~Photo reprint from The Allamakee Journal ~ Wednesday, June 7, 2000
~Plaque photo taken by Errin Wilker
~Photos contributed by Errin Wilker
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