RE: George Washington Odom Kenneth, did the death cert. say where he may be. and what years did he live. I will do my best and see. We have completly done Fairview, Mccartys, in wash. co. and New Salem is also done currant as of may of this year. Tammy
RE: Ft. Rice Burials If he was a "galvanized Yankee"... he was a Confederate soldier who became a Union soldier. Where his personal sympathies lay, Confederate or Union, you may never know, but he wore both uniforms.
I can't explain why he isn't marked by name in the Custer National Cemetery (as removed from the Ft. Rice Cemetery). I haven't checked into how many graves are unknowns, but he may be in one of these graves.
On the other hand, there are some names among the graves of galvanized Yankees which I have been unable to identify on Confederate rosters. Perhaps his grave was mismarked with the wrong name. I've seen this on more than one occasion in National cemeteries. In fact, I have a distant first cousin who was mismarked in Andersonville... wrong name and wrong unit. Fortunately, there were early records with which I could prove the mistake, and had it corrected in the latter 1990s.
RE: Ft. Rice Burials Those buried at Ft. Rice are simply those who died while serving at that post. Was your ancestor in the same unit, and if so, did he die while in the service of the regiment? While he galvanized, the matter of his being a true Confederate or true Unionist isn't easily realized. You may never know the reality of it, but his decision to galvanize was more than what most Confederate POWs were willing to do.