WOODSIDE CEMETERY
Oxford, Ohio

UNITED STATES COLORED VETERANS (CIVIL WAR)

Submitted by

Gayle K. Brown
Smith Library of Regional History
Oxford, Ohio

and

A. Bradley McClain


NAME
RANK
UNIT
DOB-DOD
REMARKS
AYERS, BENJAMIN117 KY INF - Co E1836-1932MU-1880 CENSUS
BAYLOR, MARTIN124 USCT - CO F1810-1885B-1880 CENSUS
BEDENBAUGH, JOELPVT5 USCT - CO D1844-1913B-1880 CENSUS
BOSTON, THOMASPVT117 USCT - CO D1828-1892B-1880 CENSUS
BROOKS, CARL
BROOKS, DANIEL4 USCT - CO G1812-1906B-1880 CENSUS
BROWN, GEORGEPVT8 USCT - CO FUNKN-1912
BRUNER, PETERPVT12 USCHA - CO G1845-1938MU-1880 CENSUS
BURNET, LEWISPVT4 USCT - CO G
BURNS, RICHARDPVT9 USCHA - CO C1841-1919B-1900 CENSUS
CALVERT, WESLEYPVT117 USCT - CO DB-1870 CENSUS
CARTER, MOSESGUN BOAT - GEN. PRICE1834-1895FIREMAN & BLACKSMITH B-1880 CENSUS
CHURCHMAN, ALEXANDERPVT13 USCT1849-1898MU-1880 CENSUS
CHURCHMAN, DAVIDPVT13 USCT - CO B1842-1921B-1900 CENSUS
COCHRANE, HARRIS6 USCT - CO C
CORBIN, REUBENPVT117 USCT - CO A1837-1906MU-1880 CENSUS
CRAIG, JOHNSERGT167 OVI - CO A1838-1927W-1880 CENSUS
FIELDS, STERLING117 USCT - CO E1839-1918B-1880 CENSUS
HARRIS, THOMASPVT25 USCT - CO B1844-1880B-1870 CENSUS
JACKSON, ANDREWCPL47 OVI- CO K1846-1933B-1910 CENSUS
JOHNSON, GEORGE4 USCTUNKN-1876B-1870 CENSUS
JONES, BURRILLPVT99 USCT - CO E1837-1907MU-1880 CENSUS
KING, JOHN15 USCTB-1900 CENSUS
KINSLOW, J.M.PVT60 USCT - CO B
MARSHALL, WALKERPVT123 USCT - CO C1827-1893MU-1880 CENSUS
OVERMAN, ISAAC1842-1909B-1880 CENSUS
PIATT, JACOBPVT13 USCHA - CO L1834-1887B-1880 CENSUS
POSTON, GEORGEPVT16 USCT1845-1885
ROCKHOLD, THOMAS B.3 USCT - CO D?1842-UNKNB-1870 CENSUS
RUSSELL, HENRY1842-UNKNMU-1860 CENSUS
STEVENSON, WESLEYPVT18 USCT - CO AUNKN-1886
TANNER, WILLIAM
TAYLOR, ALTONPVT31 USCT - CO I
THOMPSON, JOHN
WILLIAMS, ALFREDPVT124 USCT - CO C1822-1901B-1880 CENSUS
WILLIAMS, CASPER1842-1928B-1900 CENSUS
WILLIAMS, ELYPVT15 USCT - CO E1842-UNKNB-1900 CENSUS

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

By A. Bradley McClain


Peter Bruner

Peter Bruner, 12th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment - Company G, was born in 1845 in Winchester, Ky. His father was his slavemaster. He was separated from his mother at an early age. Worked as a tanner while a slave. He ran away many times and, of course, was beaten. He joined the Union army; served and was mustered out. He went to Oxford, Ohio because he had relatives there named Brassfield. He met Frances Procton, daughter of a free farmer (Black). They had four daughters, one of whom was my great grandmother (maternal). Peter Bruner wrote a book about his life entitled A Slave's Adventures Toward Freedom. He worked as a laborer most of his life. For a time, he was employed by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He passed in 1938.

Richard Burns

Richard Burns, 9th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery - Company C, was born free to Daniel and Marian Burns in Morning Sun, Ohio, near Oxford, Ohio. He was Oxford's first Black Council man, around 1886, (Reconstruction). He was a Shakespeare buff. He was also a stone mason. My mother remembers him as sitting in a chair in his front yard. He always wore white shirts with stiff starched collars and spoke with crisp diction. He married Della James, but I do not recall the date. It is in another file. He had two sons and a daughter. His son, Cephas, also a stone mason, was my great grandfather. Richard Burns passed in 1919.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 12th USCHA was organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, July, 1864. The 9th USCHA was organized at Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee, October 1864.


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