|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
NE1/4 NW1/4 SEC1 T33N R79W. This is a single tomb on the grounds of the Evansville Elementary School. Although the reported number varies, it contains the remains of several individuals who were originally buried in or near the Reshaw Bridge burial grounds, probably in the 1850s, and unearthed during construction in November 1962.
Anthropologists who studied the remains concluded that there was at least one native American, two women, and two soldiers. One of the soldiers was identified as Pvt. John Morgan of the 7th Infantry, who died in a military hospital nearby; the other may have been Sgt. John McCall of the 4th Artillery, who froze to death during a snowstorm September 6, 1858.
For historical information about the area in which these remains were found, search for "Reshaw's Bridge."