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Reset American Civil War HeadstonesIn 2001, about 50 of the 122 Civil War military headstones at Columbia Cemetery were noticed / cataloged as significantly sunken and / or tilted.
In November 2001, I began the task of resetting the most significantly sunken and tilted headstone. Twelve  headstones were reset between mid-November and mid-December, 2001. The work was performed utilizing professional monument conservation techniques provided by
Conservator of Gravestones and Monuments
16852 Tree Lane
Round Hill, VA, 20141, USA
in the form of demonstration and instruction to me. I have shared this knowledge with other Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps volunteers.
The headstone resetting task was resumed on 23 April 2002. By Spring 2004, forty  headstones had been reset. Two more headstones were reset by June 2007.
I moved away from Boulder in July 2007 and return in Sept 2011. Since my return, I have reset another 03 headstones; 01 in Oct 2013 and 02 in June 2016. These last 03 are not yet been added to the table below.
Click on any surname in the 'Civil War Military Headstones Reset' table below for images of the headstone before and after being reset. Austin and Bound are the most graphic examples.
New and Replacement American Civil War HeadstonesAs many as 31 American Civil War veterans interred in Columbia Cemetery did not have a headstone as of Spring 2002. Most of these veterans' graves never had a headstone; 02 headstones had been broken.
In Jun 2002, applications were made to the US Department of Veterans' Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Memorial Programs Service, for 10 government headstone. The headstones arrived in July 2002. The first two were set on 03 Aug 2002 by the Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps volunteers. The 10th was set on 23Nov02. Images of the new government headstone can be seen by clicking on the surnames in the 'New and Replacement American Civil War Headstones' table below.
In Jun 2003, another 08 applications were submitted to the US Department of Veterans' Affairs for government headstone. The headstones arrived on 27 and 29 Oct 2003 and were set in November.
In Spring 2004 a single application was submitted, the headstone received and set.
On 09 and 13 June 2016 requests for Compiled Military Service Records [CMSR] for 10 American Civil War and Plains Indians Wars veterans were submitted to the National Archive. When a sufficient number have been received, application will be made to the US Department of Veterans' Affairs for additional military headstone for the unmarked veterans' graves.
|Civil War Military Headstones Reset|
|Andrew, Joseph W.||Pvt.||Co. A||85th||PENN||INF||died 23Aug1917|
|Austin, Thomas||Pvt.||Co. D||121th||NY||INF||died 22Jan1905|
|Ball, Richard D.||Pvt.||Co. G||01st||W.VA||INF||died 03Aug1905|
|Ballinger, John H.||Pvt.||Co. D||01st||COLO||CAV||died 04Feb1871|
|Bard, Edward||Pvt.||Co. C / E||02nd||COLO||CAV / INF||died 31Dec1915|
|Bennett, Fredrick W.||Pvt.||Co. E||01st||ILL||LGT ART||died 19Jun1884|
|Bounds, Benjamin F.||Sgt.||Co. F||02nd||KY||CAV, USA||died 24Dec1914|
|Bradfield, Zachariah||Pvt.||Co. H||21st||MO||INF||died 21Oct1915|
|Cochran, Wesley M.||Corpl.||Co. A||40th||OHIO||INF||died 01Sept1891|
|Crees, Jacob W.||Pvt.||Co. M||01st||COLO||CAV||died 16Jun1905|
|Davis, John N.||Pvt.||Co. H||36th||IOWA||INF||died 22Feb1903|
|Goodrich, David C.||Pvt.||Co. C||05th||OHIO||INF||died 01July1882|
|Hardin, Benjamin J.||Pvt.||Co. B||15th||IOWA||INF||died 20Nov1911|
|Hayward, Marshall T.||Pvt.||Co. E / G||02nd||COLO||CAV / INF||died 11Apr1900|
|Hixson, Luther||Sgt.||Co. G||51st||OHIO||INF||died 08Oct1910|
|Kimball, Leander W.||1st. Lieut.||Co. E||111st||PENN||INF||died 25Jan1904|
|Labbo, John||Pvt.||Co. A||05th||MO||S.M. CAV, USA||died 29May1909|
|Leech, David E.||Pvt.||Co. I||01st||PENN||PRO. CAV||died 17Apr1891|
|Lefever, Daniel W.||Pvt..||Co. D||07th||MICH||CAV||died 13Feb1903|
|Long, Benjamin H.||Pvt.||Co. C||03rd||COLO||CAV||died 26Jul1921|
|Lucas, James C.||Corpl.||Co. B||06th||IOWA||INF||died 26Jul1921|
|Marquardt, Frank [ Franz ] A.||Pvt.||Co. I||36th||IOWA||INF||died 03Feb1880|
|McKinley, Lewis Austin||Pvt.||Co. B||155th||ILL||INF||died 15Aug1898|
|Montgomery, John C.||Pvt.||Co. H||43rd||WIS||INF||_no data_|
|Morgridge, William O.||Pvt.||Co. B||3rd||MICH||INF||died 26 Mar 1883|
|Ogden, Aaron F.||Pvt.||Co. F||1st||IOWA||CAV||died 07AUG1879|
|Pendleton, James G.||Pvt.||Co. A||7th||ILL||INF||died 06Dec1922|
|Pickel, John H.||Pvt.||Co. B||03rd||COLO||CAV||died 24Nov1896|
|Rouse, Sterling D.||Corpl.||Co. A||08th||MO||INF||died 30Dec1886|
|Sheets, Henry W.||Corpl.||Co. C||30th||MO||INF||died 01Jan1907|
|Smith, Ransom M.||Pvt.||Co. G||100th||ILL||INF||died 31May1883|
|Squires, George C.||Bugler||Co. D||03rd||COLO||CAV||died 10Aug1881|
|Stewart, Thomas||Sgt.||Co. G||17th||IOWA||INF||died 22Nov1890|
|Tanner, George W.||Capt.||Co. I||12th||PENN||INF||died 30Jul1899|
|Tourtellott, George H.||Pvt.||Co. D||03rd||COLO||CAV||died 02Sept1894|
|Ward, Smith Gerrett||Capt.||Co. A||52nd||ILL||INF||died 18Feb1904|
|Wardell, Joseph J.||Corpl.||Co. B||114th||OHIO||INF||died 15Mar1900|
|Warwick, William||Pvt.||Co. C / K||33th / 38th||WIS||INF||died 15Mar1900|
|Wiederhold, Theodore||Pvt.||Co. G||151st||PENN||INF||died 16Nov1920|
|Wilcox, Isaac S.||Sgt.||Co. d||7th||MICH||CAV||died 03Oct1920|
|Williams, John N.||Sgt.||Co. I||73rd||ILL||INF||died 10Jan1918|
|Wilson, George W.||Pvt.||Co. E||11th||MINN||INF||died 03Jun1904|
|Wilson, John Milton||1st Sgt.||Co. D||48th||OHIO||INF||died 27Nov1903|
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|Abbey, William L.||Pvt.||Co. A||124th||ILL||INF||died 03Oct1939|
|Corey, John R.||Pvt.||Co. C||19th||MICH||INF||died 13Oct1907|
|Elliott, William A.||Pvt.||Co. D||03rd||COLO||CAV||died 23Aug1922|
|Faust, Benjamin||Pvt.||Co. F||100th||NY||INF||died 28Apr1910|
|Hathaway, Mark M.||Capt.||Co. E||47th||USC||INF||died 26Jun1905|
|Ives, John N.||Pvt.||Co. G||89th||NY||INF||died 25Jun1926|
|Luther, Amos O.||Musc.||F & S||20th||IND||INF||died 24May1880|
|Luther, Henry E.||Pvt.||G / ?||7th / 3rd||IND / US||INF / L.Art||died 01Dec1875|
|Marble, William H.||Chaplin||Field & Staff||20th||WIS||INF||died 14Sept1903|
|McGraw, Aaron||Pvt.||Co. A||05th||NY||HVY ART||died 16Jan1901|
|Merrow, Asa J.||Pvt.||Co. A||31st||ME||INF||died 02Aug1920|
|Montgomery, John Milton||Pvt.||Co. B||22nd||OH||INF||died 16Oct1932|
|Myers, Henry J.||Sgt.||Co. K||05th||US||CAV||died 25Dec1896|
|Saunders, David||Pvt.||Co. I||52nd||PENN||INF||died 21Nov1905|
|Selkirk, Edward A.||Maj.||Battery A||02nd||NY||HVY ART||died 08May1878|
|Sisson, William H.||Pvt.||Co. G||41st||ILL||INF||died 15Jan1940|
|Snider, Owen||Pvt.||Co. A / L||02nd||CALIF||CAV||died 28Sept1913|
|Wallace, Lewis J.||Pvt.||Co. A||14th||NY||CAV||died 27Oct1893|
|Wilson, William I.||Pvt.||Co. A||76th||NY||INF||died 06Sept1901|
GAR FlagholdersDuring the excavation of civil War military headstones preparatory to resetting, a half dozen cast iron Grand Army of the Republic flagholders were unearthed.
The star medallion of the flag holders are identical and measure 7.25 inch in diameter. The center is comprised of two concentric circles [ 3.25 and 3.75 inches in diameter ] with the words:
Further information regarding Boulder Country, Colorado, Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 5 is accessed from the following hyperlink.
[ A number of GAR posts nation-wide were named for Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon. His death at the Battle of Wilson's Creek ( Missouri ) on August 10, 1861, made him the first Union general to die on the field of battle during the American Civil War ].
The star tips are stylized trifoliolate leafs with a five pointed star within. The interior of the star legs are as below:
Two different styles of support posts have been found; one is cast iron [ ~ 19 inches in length ]; the other is an iron rod [ ~ 17 inches in length ].
The cast iron supporting post of one flag holder was broken about 3.25 inches below the medallion; view image of the broken / repaired GAR flagholder. This was graciously and masterfully repaired by Sid Gustafson, the University of Colorado [ Boulder ] Department of Physics Industrial Trades instructor and previously the owner/proprietor of Gustafson's Ornamental Iron Works, Inc.
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