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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
Zachariah Bradfield
Pvt. Zachariah Bradfield; Co.H, 21st Missouri Infantry; died 21Jan1915
The headstone was set on 8 x 12 x 2.5 inch 'fired' bricks footing, leveled, and plumbed.
Due to subsidence, the headstone was tilted ( pitched ) backward ~ 11 degrees and tilted ( rolled ) to the left ~ 5 degrees.


Zachariah Bradfield enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company H, 21st Missouri Infantry on 27Feb1864 at 18 years of age at Hannibel, MO. Zachariah Bradfield served 26 months in Company H of the 21st Missouri Infantry; 27Feb1864 to 19Apr1866.

Zachariah Bradfield was mustered out 19 Apr 1866

While Zachariah Bradfield was in service, the 21st Missouri Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Pleasant Hill, La., 09April1864
  • Tupelo, Miss., 14-15July1864
  • Nashville. Tenn., 15 - 16Dec1864
  • siege Spanish Fort, Ala, 27Mar - 08Apr1865
  • assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Ala, 09Apr1865

    Coincidentally, Zachariah Bradfield and my great-grandfather, SGT. James R. Box, Company D, 14th Regiment, Texas Calvary, were opposing combatants in [Union] Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby’s Mobile Campaign. Sergeant James R. Box was captured in the battle of Spanish Fort which preceded the battle of Fort Blakely.

    Sources
  • The 21st Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

    Additionally information regarding Zachariah Bradfield can be found in the Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.
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