History buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans. Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA. Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009, Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013. I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).
Jan. 2015: Huge project completed: All Civil War Soldiers buried in Champaign County, Illinois is now on find-a-grave. Documentation on each has been added where available. Check out my virtual cemeteries for more information.
You are absolutely correct that the marker did not belong to Cyrus Whigham. I indicated in the comments that it was representative of those buried in unmarked graves. Many of the similar unknown markers are virtually unreadable. Since this was a representative photo only, do you still wish for me to delete it?
I noticed that you established two memorials for Sgt Whigham, one listing his burial site as Chalmette, the other as Greenwood. Greenwood is the correct location. I would recommend, in the name of accuracy, that the Chalmette memorial be removed completely since he is not there, or list it as original burial site.
Please change the cemetery and plot for Sgt Cyrus Whigham (# 91357259) to:
Confederate Memorial Greenwood Cemetery New Orleans, LA 70131
His remains were interred at Monument Cemetery (now Chalmette National Cemetery, and were later moved to Cypress Grove Cemetery. However, the Confederate Monument (which is where he is buried) is actually at Greenwood Cemetery.
RE: Frank A. Knight Ok, I think I may have figured it out. Andrew Savage Knight (born in 1834) had a cousin, Francis Knight (born in 1835) Francis also went by the name "Frank". Their fathers were brothers and they were both from Maine. Chances are they entered the war together.
RE: Andrew Savage Knight Hi Russell, I have searched and I cannot find a Frank Knight, brother of Andrew. Can you please provide more information? I have several siblings of Andrew listed in my family tree, all children of Thomas Noble Knight. I don't know of a brother named Frank, at least not yet.
RE: Capt. Calhoun I have added the bio you suggested. It was a one I outlined for the IL Civil War page quite a few years ago when I sent the photo. THANK YOU for all you have done to remember our Veterans, and for bringing this full circle.