Shrouded Veterans – Researching & Remembering

For Veterans’ Day, Sarah Kay Bierle and Frank Jastrzembski recorded a conversation about the work of researching, identifying, and marking the graves of 19th Century U.S. Soldiers. Frank’s mission, Shrouded Veterans, has marked hundreds of graves in the United States and internationally.

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During the conversation, Frank and Sarah referenced quite a few soldiers. Below, in this blog post, you’ll find photos of several of those veterans and their marked graves.

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Shrouded Veterans’ updated logo.

Colonel George W. Neely. (Illinois-Vicksburg Military Park Commission, Illinois at Vicksburg, Chicago: The Blakely Printing Co., 1907)

Colonel Neely’s veteran headstone at Lewis-Neely Cemetery in Southern Illinois.

Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild. (Library of Congress)

General Wild’s wooden cross and grave. (Bradford Kingman, Memoir of Gen. Edward Augustus Wild: H.U. 1844, Boston: D. Clapp & Son, 1895)

General Wild’s bronze marker at Cementerio Museo San Pedro in Medellín, Colombia.

A closer view of General Wild’s marker.

Colonel John Wesley Horner. (Kansas Historical Society)

Colonel Horner’s veteran headstone at Osawatomie State Hospital Burial Ground, Osawatomie, Kansas.

Colonel Percy Wyndham. (Author’s collection)

The former cemetery in Rangoon (Yangon), Myanmar (Burma), where Wyndham is likely buried.

3 Responses to Shrouded Veterans – Researching & Remembering

    1. I quote from a reply to my same question in connection with a prior post: “F&S.” They stand “Field and Staff” which means the regiment’s upper commands (major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel)

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