Skip to content
May 8, 2017 / Joanne Yeck

CSA Headstone

 

Headstone Application for U. S. Military Veterans

Elisha Z. Robertson was a neighbor of my Woodson family on Muddy Creek, in the Slate River District of Buckingham County. He served as a private in D-56 Company, in the Virginia Infantry, during the War Between the States.  Note that Robertson died in in 1910, however, because the application for his headstone was made in 1934, it is included in the searchable database available at ancestry.com.

Click here for more information: U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

Many thanks to Jeremy Winfrey for this unusual document.


 

7 Comments

Leave a Comment
  1. mrsandreapotts / May 8 2017 8:27 pm

    I believe I read something once about the Confederate Daughters of America, in the 1930’s organized a campaign to get soilders resting places marked with government issued monuments.

    • Joanne Yeck / May 9 2017 8:36 am

      That might explain the timing of this request. Children and grandchildren continued to request CSA markers for decades and Confederate Daughters continue to mark graves to this day. Joanne

  2. Kimberly Bucher Maher / May 8 2017 9:22 am

    I think these headstone applications are so interesting. One of my Shepherd cousins ordered one for her father, Samuel J Shepherd, who died in 1889. She was only 10 years old at the time of his death (of pneumonia, if I remember correctly) but she ordered the headstone in 1932. We have lots to be thankful for for these ancestors who remembered, remarked on, and memorialized their elders.

    • Joanne Yeck / May 8 2017 9:32 am

      Kimberly, Thanks for adding the comment about your Shepherd cousin. Joanne

  3. kinker@charter.net / May 8 2017 8:44 am

    Good morning Joanne, Highlights of his Confederate Service Record.Robertson, Elisha Z.Private, Company D, 56th Regiment, Virginia InfantryEnlisted: 1 July 1861Captured: Burkeville, Va – April 1865Arrived: City Point, Va – 15 April 1865Released: Point Lookout, Maryland -17 June 1865 Ted Kinker

    —————————————–From: “slate river ramblings . . . .” To: Cc: Sent: 08-May-2017 12:13:41 +0000 Subject: [New post] CSA Headstone

    WordPress.com

    Joanne Yeck posted: ” Headstone Application for U. S. Military Veterans Elisha Z. Robertson was a neighbor of my Woodson family on Muddy Creek, in the Slate River District of Buckingham County. He served as a private in D-56 Company, in the Virginia Infantry, duri”

    • Joanne Yeck / May 8 2017 8:50 am

      Thanks, Ted!

Trackbacks

  1. Elisha Z. Robertson, CSA | slate river ramblings . . . .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: