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Corey Meyer (#47910171)
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Bio Photo My name is Corey Meyer and I am a Social Studies teacher at Putnam County High School in Granville, Illinois.

I am interested in my personal family information as well as the 900 or so men who are either from Putnam County or currently rest in Putnam County that fought in the War of the Rebellion.
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James Gleason
There is a some confusion. James Gleason's Civil War military marker in St. Anthony Cemetery, Hennepin, IL (or, is it in Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, IL?) notes that he served in Co. F. 46th ILL. INF. I do find records which back the service data. Records also indicate that he transferred to the 46th from the 11th. Another source indicates that both a James Gleason Jr., AND a James Gleason, Sr., served in Co. K. 11th ILL INF.

Earlier, but at different times, I had entered James Gleason to both Riverside and St. Anthony Cemeteries. An obituary for James Gleason's Catholic funeral would seem to validate his burial in St. Anthony. The obit also states he lived in La Salle Co. at the time he mustered in and that he mustered out in 1865, in New Orleans, which may be useful clues for figuring this out.

The original record I used when entering him to Riverside does not discriminate between the two cemeteries in Hennepin, I don't think, so is rather unhelpful. However, as there are other Gleason's buried in BOTH Hennepin cemetries, I am led to wonder if there is a Gleason vet buried in each--father and son (Sr. and Jr. Gleason).

To further complicate this, records note a James GLEESON (note "double E" spelling, which differs), a resident of La Salle Co. (Peru), served in Co. I. 138th ILL INF. He mustered out in 1864.

Could you possibly help determine if there is a James Gleason buried in each of the Hennepin cemeteries and if so, who is which and served in what regiment and company? I am unsure who to contact about cemetery records and thought you might have access to military rosters I cannot access. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer--thank you!

cc to Find A Grave members Baxter B. Fite III and SMC
Added by HJ on Feb 16, 2015 9:57 AM
James Gleason
There are duplicate memorials for this vet--one in the wrong cemetery. Would you please copy your photo from memorial # 93719050 to memorial # 81512097 ? The former memorial will be deleted. Thank you!
Added by HJ on Feb 16, 2015 8:41 AM
J. W. Ellinger
I am wondering--do you have some basic info for this Civil War Vet? I am updating the memorials of vets in Riverside and St. Anthony Cemeteries, but am having trouble finding info about him. Thank you!

Btw--I am glad to hear you are cont your cemetery project with the h.s. students. Such a great idea! I have thought about creating a virtual cemetery on here for either PC Civil War vets, all PC vets, or both, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Would that be helpful to the kids?

I have new info for Robert M Carr on his memorial. Discovered he had been a lawyer and was able to link to his wife, who remarried, and son buried in CA! Pretty cool. : )
Added by HJ on Feb 15, 2015 8:11 PM
William Campbell
Do you know what regiment and company he served in? I can't make it out in the photo of his marker, in Riverside Cemetery. Thank you!
Added by HJ on Feb 15, 2015 1:36 PM
Thought you would have interest . . .
I just added a Civil War veteran to the Granville Cemetery--John L. Ramsey, memorial # 119674555 I have no other info than what you will find on his memorial. If you ever come across anything else, would you please pass it along for his memorial? Thank you!
Added by HJ on Nov 01, 2013 11:54 PM
Ok, thank you for responding.
Added by HJ on Oct 31, 2013 9:52 AM
RE: Wrong Cemetery...
Thanks for the notice. Seems odd that he would notify you, since there's nothing you could do to change it. Wondering if you saw my question about the blue "Veteran flags." Are you leaving them up for a purpose? I did dispose of a couple that were in shreds from the weed eaters and replaced a few that were displaced. Look kind of messy, since they have been there awhile. Is it ok, if I pick them up? I don't want to interfere with your school project, as it is a great idea to get kids interested in our local history! Please let me know--thanks!
Added by HJ on Oct 31, 2013 12:45 AM
History Project
I am wondering if the portion of your students' research project including the cemeteries has been completed. I had noticed that some of your flags have been displaced and others badly torn by, apparently, weed cutters. Basically, some have become litter. In one cemetery, I tried to replace a few that were near the correct stones. Would you please let me know, if the project is done? If so, I would be happy to help pick up the flags, when I encounter them. Thank you! :)
Added by HJ on Sep 10, 2013 5:30 AM
RE: D&S Recruit
That's a really great idea, having your students link local figures with the bigger picture, historically. Love it!
Added by HJ on Jul 18, 2013 12:20 PM
Rick Lambert
RE: William C. Barnes 7th Tenn. Cav
Thanks. I didn't notice that he is not CSA. I just viewed his service record on FOLD3 and you are exactly right. Good eye. Rick
Added by Rick Lambert on Jul 15, 2013 8:12 PM
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