WOODSIDE CEMETERY
Oxford, Ohio

UNITED STATES COLORED VETERANS (CIVIL WAR)

Submitted by

Gayle K. Brown
Smith Library of Regional History
Oxford, Ohio
and
A. Bradley McClain


NAME
RANK
UNIT
DOB-DOD
REMARKS
AYERS, BENJAMIN 117 KY INF - Co E 1836-1932 MU-1880 CENSUS
BAYLOR, MARTIN 124 USCT - CO F 1810-1885 B-1880 CENSUS
BEDENBAUGH, JOEL PVT 5 USCT - CO D 1844-1913 B-1880 CENSUS
BOSTON, THOMAS PVT 117 USCT - CO D 1828-1892 B-1880 CENSUS
BROOKS, CARL
BROOKS, DANIEL 4 USCT - CO G 1812-1906 B-1880 CENSUS
BROWN, GEORGE PVT 8 USCT - CO F UNKN-1912
BRUNER, PETER PVT 12 USCHA - CO G 1845-1938 MU-1880 CENSUS
BURNET, LEWIS PVT 4 USCT - CO G
BURNS, RICHARD PVT 9 USCHA - CO C 1841-1919 B-1900 CENSUS
CALVERT, WESLEY PVT 117 USCT - CO D B-1870 CENSUS
CARTER, MOSES GUN BOAT - GEN. PRICE 1834-1895 FIREMAN & BLACKSMITH B-1880 CENSUS
CHURCHMAN, ALEXANDER PVT 13 USCT 1849-1898 MU-1880 CENSUS
CHURCHMAN, DAVID PVT 13 USCT - CO B 1842-1921 B-1900 CENSUS
COCHRANE, HARRIS 6 USCT - CO C
CORBIN, REUBEN PVT 117 USCT - CO A 1837-1906 MU-1880 CENSUS
CRAIG, JOHN SERGT 167 OVI - CO A 1838-1927 W-1880 CENSUS
FIELDS, STERLING 117 USCT - CO E 1839-1918 B-1880 CENSUS
HARRIS, THOMAS PVT 25 USCT - CO B 1844-1880 B-1870 CENSUS
JACKSON, ANDREW CPL 47 OVI- CO K 1846-1933 B-1910 CENSUS
JOHNSON, GEORGE 4 USCT UNKN-1876 B-1870 CENSUS
JONES, BURRILL PVT 99 USCT - CO E 1837-1907 MU-1880 CENSUS
KING, JOHN 15 USCT B-1900 CENSUS
KINSLOW, J.M. PVT 60 USCT - CO B
MARSHALL, WALKER PVT 123 USCT - CO C 1827-1893 MU-1880 CENSUS
OVERMAN, ISAAC 1842-1909 B-1880 CENSUS
PIATT, JACOB PVT 13 USCHA - CO L 1834-1887 B-1880 CENSUS
POSTON, GEORGE PVT 16 USCT 1845-1885
ROCKHOLD, THOMAS B. 3 USCT - CO D? 1842-UNKN B-1870 CENSUS
RUSSELL, HENRY 1842-UNKN MU-1860 CENSUS
STEVENSON, WESLEY PVT 18 USCT - CO A UNKN-1886
TANNER, WILLIAM
TAYLOR, ALTON PVT 31 USCT - CO I
THOMPSON, JOHN
WILLIAMS, ALFRED PVT 124 USCT - CO C 1822-1901 B-1880 CENSUS
WILLIAMS, CASPER 1842-1928 B-1900 CENSUS
WILLIAMS, ELY PVT 15 USCT - CO E 1842-UNKN B-1900 CENSUS

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

By A. Bradley McClain


Peter Bruner

Peter Bruner, 12th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment - Company G, was born in 1845 in Winchester, Ky. His father was his slavemaster. He was separated from his mother at an early age. Worked as a tanner while a slave. He ran away many times and, of course, was beaten. He joined the Union army; served and was mustered out. He went to Oxford, Ohio because he had relatives there named Brassfield. He met Frances Procton, daughter of a free farmer (Black). They had four daughters, one of whom was my great grandmother (maternal). Peter Bruner wrote a book about his life entitled A Slave's Adventures Toward Freedom. He worked as a laborer most of his life. For a time, he was employed by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He passed in 1938.

Richard Burns

Richard Burns, 9th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery - Company C, was born free to Daniel and Marian Burns in Morning Sun, Ohio, near Oxford, Ohio. He was Oxford's first Black Council man, around 1886, (Reconstruction). He was a Shakespeare buff. He was also a stone mason. My mother remembers him as sitting in a chair in his front yard. He always wore white shirts with stiff starched collars and spoke with crisp diction. He married Della James, but I do not recall the date. It is in another file. He had two sons and a daughter. His son, Cephas, also a stone mason, was my great grandfather. Richard Burns passed in 1919.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 12th USCHA was organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, July, 1864. The 9th USCHA was organized at Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee, October 1864.


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