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Headstones for the Soldiers' Graves

This was an article in the Lyons Weekly Mirror, 21 Oct 1882

Twenty-three of the headstones to be furnished by the Government for the soldiers' graves in Oakland cemetery arrived here by the steamer Mary Morton from Burlington on the 8th inst.  The slabs are about ten inches in width and about three feet high, with name, conpany and regiment of the deceased inscribed thereon.  Owing to some misunderstanding, the slabs being consigned to  S. G. Bridges, they still remain in the freight house on the levee.  Mr. J. C. Root has written to that gentleman at Burlington to learn his wishes regarding them.  Following are the inscriptions that appear on the slabs:

W. C. Potts, Co. M 1st Iowa Calvary
Wm. Thompson, Co. A 16th Iowa Infantry
Nelson Bradstream, Co. A 16th Iowa Infantry
Wm. Martin, Co. A 15th Iowa Infantry
Horace Mason, Co. I 65th Illinois Infantry
T. P. Cooty, Serg't, Co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
Patrick Carlin, Co. F 16th Iowa Infanty
L. A. Curtis, Co. A 26th Iowa Infantry
James McDermott, Co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
Jere Eagerty, Co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
R. D. Roberts, Co. F 72d Illinois Infantry
Patrick Cahill, Co. B 1st Iowa Cavalry
C. H. Leffingwell, Co. B 1st Iowa Cavalry
Philip Rummell, Co. E 26th Iowa Infantry
Samuel Haskell, Co. K 26th Iowa Infantry
Michael Galvin, Co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
Chas. Beatty, Co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
J. B. Dunn, Serg't., Co. B 1st Iowa Cavalry
J. J. Cooty, co. G 26th Iowa Infantry
Wm. Baker, Corporal Co. C 2d Iowa Cavalry
D. M. Cooper, Co. A 26th Iowa Infantry
J. C. Jansen, Co. B 8th Iowa Infantry
August Thomas, Co. B 1st Iowa Cavalry