|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1872, USA|
"The 80 Graves mark the end of the Military Era as submitted by First Lieutenant Edgar W. Howe, 14th U.S. Infantry, on September 20, 1886. There was 1 Officer, 24 soldiers, 3 children of officers, 5 children of soldiers, 2 soldiers wives and 45 Unknowns and/or Civilians. On April 8, 1892 approximately 48 bodies were reinterred at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Nebraska as marked by the
asterisk* 27 were military dead and/or their dependants [sic], the remaining 21 were unknown/civilian remains. At least one contemporary piece of correspondence mentions only 68 bodies at Ft. Steele during the 1886 deliberations concering transfer to Ft. McPherson-this could mean as many as 12 of the military era bodies already had been removed. However, we cannot rule out that these remains are still at rest in this cemetery.
"The numbered Cement posts were installed by Mr. Ed Tierney and other members of the Carbon County Historical Society and were set up to try and depict what the Military Cemetery may have looked like as far as the lay out was concerned according to the report by Lt. G.M. Bascom in 1873 which had 47 graves in it at that time. The Post Cemetery was 140 Ft X 100 Feet in size and the military
headstones were only pine headboards with grave numbers on separate nearby wood pegs.
"The following troops from Ft. Steele, WY were engaged in the Milk Creek (or Thornburgh) Battle near Meeker, Colo from September 29 through October 5, 1879.
None of those killed were buried at Ft. Steele, WY. Command Staff were Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh, 4th Infantry, Commander, 2nd Lt. Samuel A. Cherry, Co. F, 5th Cavalry, Battalion Adjutant, 2nd Lt. Silas A. Wolf, 4th Infantry, Acting Asst. Quartermaster, Dr. Robert B. Grimes, Medical Officer, Pvt. Samuel W. Hagerman, Co. H., 4th Infantry, Ambulance Driver, Pvt. Wiliam LaParle, Co. E.,
3rd Cav., Hospital Steward Second Class, 50 men of Co. E., 3rd Cav., 48 men Co D, 5th Cavalry, 56 men Co. F, 5th Cav., 30 men of Co. E, 4th Infantry and 16 civilians. A total of 13 men were killed, including Maj. Thornburgh and 44 were
wounded. On Oct 2, 1879, 45 men of Co. D, 9th Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers), Ft. Lewis, Colorado, came in from Twenty-Mile Park, Colorado and joined the battle.
The siege ended on October 5th after the arrival of Col. Merritt's Command from Ft. D.A. Russell, WY.
"From the late 1800's up to and including the mid 1900's, other people were buried in this cemetery due to the boom & bust cycle's of the Ft. Steele Community and surrounding area. So far no records have been found relating to those burials except for the two (2) people listed below:
81. Celina Herrera - died in 1924
82. Leo Herrera - died and was buried here on November 24, 1926.
83 - ?? Other names include Trejo, Mrs. Lujan, Branch and others (several of them drowned in the river at Ft. Steele.)
"Posted July 20, 1982, Updated: March 16, 1998
By: C. Dan Brownell, Supt.
Ft. Steele State Historic Site
c/o Seminoe State Park
Seminoe Dam Rt., Box 30
Sinclair, WY 82334-9801"
The following are the numbers of the graves that were reinterred at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Wisconsin in 1892:
1-19, 21-29, 32-35, 40-41, 47-49, 52, 54-55, 59, 65-67, 70-71, 73, 80.
According to Audrey Aucott Meyers, Joseph DuBacee was born about 1822 in Pennsylvania according to the 1850 census. He may have lived "in or near Germantown, Philadelphia." He was enumerated with an Abby E. Dubacee, born about 1818, who may have been his wife. Abby's maiden name may have been Harvey.
Joseph may have had an older brother, Edward Dubacee, born about 1815. He was married to Elizabeth, born about 1826. Their daughter Elizabeth, born 1844, is believed to have married Frederick Aucott, born 1835, in Leicestershire, England. They also resided in Germantown.
The name is also spelled Dubacee/DuBasee/Dubacsee. A George DuBacsee, buried in Ivy Hill cemetery in Philadelphia, may have been a brother of Elizabeth Dubacee Aucott.
Note: Originally buried at Ft. Steele. His remains were reinterred at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.
Fort Steele Historic Site Cemetery
Created by: MShearer
Record added: Sep 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42482038
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