Monday, May 26, 2014

Remembering :: Lime Creek Cemetery Memorial, Lime Creek, Lenawee County, Michigan

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

The names were transcribed from "Gravestone Records of Lenawee County, Michigan".  Collected and Edited by Harriet Cole Clark Bowen.  Vital Records Collection of the DAR of Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan.  Vol. 5.  Printed in Adrian, 1943.  This volume covers  the townships of Fairfield, Medina, Seneca and the City of Morenci.

Lime Creek Cemetery is situated in Medina Township. It is located on the east side of Munson Hwy north of Lime Creek Road (Sec. 17).

In the center of the cemetery is a large shaft erected to Civil War Men from Medina who lost their lives at that time. It is said that this is one of the oldest Civil War monuments in the area, possibly the second one dedicated in the county.  (The first dedicated may be the one in the Franklin/Tipton cemetery.) The date of the Lime Creek Memorial's dedication is not known. No record of the date has been found in county histories, local historians do not know the date, and the date has not been found in old newspapers.  The monument is made from sandstone or some other soft stone. 

In 1997 this monument was showing distinct loss due to time and acid rain.  The names are very hard to read, as a close up of the inscription on the west panel shows:

West Panel, US Sharpshooters:

Jewell, E. G., Co. C, killed Belly Ford, Nov. 8, 1863, ae 27 yrs.
Higley, H. O., Co. C, killed Gettysburg, PA, July 2, 1863, ae 23 yrs.
Roosa, S.K., Co. C. wounded at Gettysburg, d. Aug. 2, 1863 ae 35 yrs at Philadelphia, PA.
Joughlin, J. Bat. H., died at Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 11, 1865, ae 22yrs.
Dutcher, A., Bat. H, died at Marietta, Ga, Aug. 28, 1863, ae 30 yrs.
Jewell, H. B., 52 O.V.I., killed Atlanta, Ga, July 19, 1864, ae 30 yrs.
Wilkins, L.P., Co. F, 11th Mich. Inf., wounded Atlanta, Ga, d. Aug. 16, 1864, ae 33 yrs.
Spaulding, E. M., Co. C, 23 Mich. Inf., d. Feb. 10, 1863, ae 20 yrs at Bowling Green, KY.
Wood, J. S., Co. E, 3 Mich. Inf., d. July 13, 1862 ae 18 yrs at St. Louis, Mo.

North Panel  4th Mich. Inf.

Kenyon, L. L., Co. F, killed at Malvern Hill, Jan. 1, 1862 ae 18yrs.
Cox, L., Co. F, killed at Huntsville, Ala, Feb. 22, 1865, ae 21 yrs.
Wheeler, E. H., Co. F., killed Georgetown, D.C., Aug. 29, 1861, ae 24 yrs.
Palmer, W.H., Co. F, killed Petersburg, Va., Jan. 19, 1864, ae 27 yrs.
Bailey, J. S., Co. A, killed at Malvern Hill, June 29, 1862, ae 19 yrs.
Tolford, W.H., Co. F, killed at battle Wilderness, May 5, 1864, ae 33 yrs.
Lawrence, H. S., Co. F, killed Chancelorsville, Va., May 5, 1863, ae 23 yrs.
Millins, G., Co. B, d. Andersonville Prison, Ga., of starvation, May 16, 1861, ae 25 yrs.
Baker, G. L., 9 Mich. Bat., killed Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 7, 1864, ae 19 yrs.

South Panel  18th Mich. Inf.

Bailey, N., Co. B, d. at Lexington, KY April 22, 1863, ae 19yrs.
Upton, O. S., Co. I, d. Nashville, Tenn, Sept, 1, 1861, ae 19yrs.
Proper, G. W., Co. A, died Camp Chase, July 29, 1864, ae 21 yrs.
Spring, J., Co. A, lost on "Sultana", April 27, 1865, ae 20 yrs.
Van Court, H. H., Co. D, lost on "Sultana", April 27, 1865, ae 22 yrs.
Bradish, J. W., Co. A, lost on "Sultana", April 27, 1865, ae 21 yrs.
Upton, W. S., Co. I, lost on "Sultana", April 27, 1865, ae 19 y, 8 m.
Wheeler, F., Co. I, killed at Athens, Ala., Sept. 26, 1864, ae 28 yrs.
Foster, H., Co. I, killed at Athens, Ala., Sept. 26, 1864, ae 31 yrs.
Chatfield, H., Co. I, d. Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 28, 1864, ae 30 yrs.
Gould, A. W., Co. I, d. Dansville, Ala., Mar 7, 1863, ae 25 yrs.

East Panel:  11th Mich. Cav.

Proper, J.N., Co. D, d. Lexington, Ky, Feb 1864, ae 19 yrs.
Wood, J. C., Co. D, d. Salisbury, NC, Jan., 29, 1863, ae 42 yrs.
Haight, P., Co. G, d. Nashville, Tenn, Aug. 29, 1864, ae 38 yrs.
Campbell, R. M., Co. H, 1st Neb. Inf., d. May 20, 1864, ae 29 yrs.

This post is part of Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Memorial Day project,  The Honor Roll Project. She has a permanent home for this project.


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