Last updated 19 Jul 2003

U.S.C.T. Soldiers Buried in Topeka Cemetery

1601 S.E. 10th Avenue

Topeka, Kansas

The following is a listing of members of the U.S. Colored Troops who are buried in the Topeka Cemetery.  Topeka Cemetery was established in 1859 on a hill East of the city.  As such, many of the people who were the history of Topeka and Kansas in the “Bleeding Kansas” days prior to the Civil War, during the war, and after the war are buried there.  The Topeka Cemetery was never a segregated cemetery, although various groups, lodges, and organizations might tend to prefer certain sections.  The Lincoln Post No. 1, Department of Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic, (an organization comprised entirely of Union Civil War veterans) owned a G.A.R. section in Topeka Cemetery.  In keeping with the motto of the Grand Army of the Republic, “Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty,” the post provided a no-cost cemetery plot to any indigenous Civil War veteran.  This G.A.R. section is section 21 in the cemetery, and contains the graves of 268 Union soldiers.  As such, you will note that almost 75 percent of the U.S.C.T. burials are located in this section.

If you desire any more specific information, although frequently there is not much more available, on any of the burials listed below, please email me.  Be specific about what you are looking for.  I can check the cemetery file, which may contain a little more information.  Also, if you are a descendent of any of these soldiers, let me know, and I will email you a photo of their grave (this may take a few days, as I do not go out to the cemetery every day).

KANSAS COLORED UNITS IN CIVIL WAR:

1st Kansas Colored Infantry (79th US CTINF)  [Regimental History]

2nd Kansas Colored Infantry (83rd US CTINF) [Regimental History]

1st Kansas Colored Independent Battery  [Unit History]

 

 [ABBREVIATIONS USED FOR REGIMENTS]
CTINF – Colored Troops Infantry
CTCAV – Colored Troops Cavalry
CTHRT – Colored Troops Heavy Artillery
CTLART – Colored Troops Light Artillery

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Name

DOB

DOD

Rank

Reg't

Co.

Section

Lot

Grave

Abernathy (Abernathe), George

1846

18 Mar 1898

CORPORAL

13 US CTINF

D

21

2B

N05

Anderson, John

12 Sept 1833

20 Dec 1893

 

79 US CTINF

C

60

100

S1

Baker, Washington

1823

30 Nov 1904

 

6 US CTINF

D

21

3A

N03

Bennett, Jeremiah

1845

9 Sept 1905

PRIVATE

68 US CTINF

B

21

3A

N07

Bowen, John C. C.

1842

13 Sept 1909

CAPTAIN

1 US CTCAV

D

21

3C

N24

Boyd, William H.

30 Oct 1831

31 Aug 1897

CAPTAIN

11 US CTINF

 

42

084

N2

Brown, Hannibal

1842

20 Apr 1887

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

B

21

2A

N16

Brown, Samuel

1820

11 Jan 1888

PRIVATE

12 US CTINF

K

21

3B

N07

Bryant, W. H.

1837

19 Dec 1908

 

68 US CTINF

 

21

3A

N18

Butler, Thomas

1829

26 May 1894

PRIVATE

74 US CTINF

K

21

2A

N20

Campbell, Arthur

18 Jan 1818

29 Jun 1895

PRIVATE

2 US CTHRT

A

21

2A

N24

Carruthers (Cruthers), Alexander (Archy or Archie)

1842

4 Mar 1901

PRIVATE

15 US CTINF

B

21

2B

N19

Carter, John

1830

29 Jan 1920

FIRST SERGEANT

79 US CTINF

F

64

007

S1

Childers, Henry

1815

2 Jan 1895

 

21 US CTINF

F

21

2A

N22

Clark (Clock), Horace

1842

26 Apr 1904

CORPORAL

5 US CTCAV

G

21

3A

N01

Coddington (Codington), Thomas V.

26 Jan 1833

2 May 1909

LIEUTENANT

52 US CTINF

F

17

001

2

Coleman, William

1842 

18 Oct 1909

 

83 US CTINF

G

21

3A

N21

Combs, Frank

1847 

17 Feb 1902

PRIVATE

12 US CTHRT

G

21

2B

N21

Connell, Jefferson

 1832

8 Oct 1903

 

16 US CTINF

K

21

2B

N26

Cook, Thomas

 Mar 1843

29 May 1897

 

5 US CTCAV

 

21

2B

N02

Cooper, James

 1845

24 Mar 1909

 

12 US CTHRT

C

21

3A

N19

Cowan, Newton

 1818

14 Aug 1899

PRIVATE

1 US CTHRT

F

21

2B

N13

Crawford, Samuel Johnson

10 Apr 1835

10 Dec 1913

COLONEL (BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL)

83 US CTINF

HDQ

58

046

S1 ET

Cross, Milton

 

27 Jun 1899

PRIVATE

16 US CTINF

H

21

2B

N12

Daniels, Charles

 1824

23 Sept 1901

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

I

21

2B

N20

Davis (Tibbs), Augustus

1846

1 Aug 1906

 

5 US CTINF

F

21

3A

N10

Doane, Abner

26 Nov 1826

28 Oct 1890

LIEUTENANT

65 US CTINF

E

57

016

W2 NT

Dunlap, Horace L.

19 Jun 1834

6 Apr 1904

CAPTAIN

62 US CTINF

G

69

122

N2

Elliot, Major

 1836

11 Mar 1899

PRIVATE

20 US CTINF

D

21

2B

N10

Ellis, George

1848

13 Jan 1943

PRIVATE

1 KS CTLART

Independent

Battery

47

105

VS1

Garrett (Garrot), William

 1832

7 Oct 1899

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

I

21

2B

N14

George, Isaac

 

1885

PRIVATE

5 US CTCAV

E

21

2A

N07

Gillispie, Thomas

1839 

6 Oct 1902

PRIVATE

13 US CTINF

C

21

2B

N23

Grant, Henry

 1809

8 Mar 1913

PRIVATE

100 US CTINF

D

21

3A

N26

Green, Abraham (Abram)

 1841

4 Dec 1904

PRIVATE

113 US CTINF

F

21

3A

N04

Gregg, Andrew

1843

25 Nov 1911

CORPORAL

79 US CTINF

G

05

040

01

Gupton, Solomon

 1830

21 May 1906

PRIVATE

12 US CTINF

 

21

3A

N09

Hackley, James

1834

4 Jul 1887

 

79 US CTINF

F

21

2A

N18

Harris, David

1817

24 Nov 1907

PRIVATE

74 US CTINF

F

21

3A

N15

Harris, Jacob

 

12 Apr 1886

SERGEANT

44 US CTINF

B

21

2A

N09

Harris, Lewis

 1839

30 Aug 1888

 

13 US CTINF

C

21

3B

N12

Hudson, Joseph Kennedy

4 May 1840

5 May 1907

MAJOR

62 US CTINF

HDQ

51

059

S1

Jackson, Andrew

25 Dec 1841

11 Feb 1895

 

79 US CTINF

 

21

2A

N23

Jackson, William

 

1900

 

KS CTINF

 

21

2B

N16

Jacobs, Pink

1828

9 Feb 1893

PRIVATE

13 US CTINF

G

21

4B

N16

James, Albert

 1827

1 Dec 1905

 

12 US CTINF

C

21

3A

N08

Jenkins, Joseph

2 Mar 1805

26 Mar 1891

 

124 US CTINF

E

21

4B

N03

Johnson, Horace H

19 Aug 18??

4 Jun 1883

 

79 US CTINF

I

48

004

14

Johnston, Caswell

 1851

18 Dec 1909

 

1 US CTHRT

D

21

3A

N24

Jordan (Crow), Henry

 

 

 

56 US CTINF

H

21

4B

N17

Kennedy, Robert

 

 

PRIVATE

76 US CTINF

G

21

4B

N23

Lacy (Lacey), Henry

 

 

SERGEANT

2 US CTLRT

A

21

3A

N06

Mallery (Mallory), Marshall

12 Jan 1838

23 Nov 1893

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

I

21

5B

N03

Marshall, Benjamin

1840

13 Jul 1888

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

G

21

3B

N11

Mason, Thomas

14 Feb 1827

2 May 1899

CAPTAIN

100 US CTINF

F

69

048

N3

Maxwell, Charles B.

1843

1898

LANDSMAN

US NAVY

S. Carolina

58

027

S1

McCabe, Arthur B.

19 May 1844

10 Jan 1891

LIEUTENANT (RQM)

93 US CTINF

HDQ

08

002

55

McClenan (McClellan), Samuel

1834

3 May 1876

 

83 US CTINF

E

31

005

22

McCormick, Andrew

 1835

7 Mar 1900

CORPORAL

68 US CTINF

H

21

2B

N17

McReynolds, Jefferson

1815

12 Dec 1893

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

D

21

5B

N06

Mukes, Phillip

1837 

18 Nov 1906

PRIVATE

116 US CTINF

A

21

3A

N12

Niles, Jesse Y.

1840

25 Feb 1916

LIEUTENANT

78 US CTINF

A

67

147

 

Milliken, Noyes

15 Apr 1838 

17 Apr 1910

CAPTAIN

42 US CTINF

F

71

11

VS1

Otis, John G.

10 Feb 1838

22 Feb 1916

FIRST LIEUTENANT

79 US CTINF

 

09

003

S1 2TE

Phillips (Philips), Basil (Bozzell)

1840 

28 Jul 1897

PRIVATE

5 US CTHRT

K

21

2B

N03

Radford, Felon (Benjamin)

 Aug 1849

24 Sep 1888

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

I

21

3B

N13

Reynolds, Charles

 18 Jun 1832

19 Feb 1905

CORPORAL

44 US CTINF

B

21

3A

N05

Reynolds, George

 1831

28 Oct 1908

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

D

21

3A

N17

Scales, Anderson

1852 

31 Mar 1907

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

 

21

3A

N13

Scott, Henry

 

1893 

 

62 US CTINF

 

21

4B

N20

Scott, Joseph

 1837

5 Dec 1909

PRIVATE

122 US CTINF

F

21

3A

N23

Scudder, Joseph

1827

9 Jul 1898

PRIVATE

16 US CTINF

K

21

2B

N08

Sims, Henry

1838

23 Mar 1898

1ST CLASS BOY

US NAVY

Queen City & Fawn

21

2B

N06

Small, George

 1846

23 Mar 1891

PRIVATE

12 US CTHRT

B

21

4B

N02

Smith, Bond

 1830

27 Sep 1909

PRIVATE

12 US CTHRT

I

21

3A

N20

Smith, Lawson

1848

22 Jun 1899

SERGEANT

79 US CTINF

 

21

2B

N11

Smith, Samuel

 

22 Jan 1891

FIRST SERGEANT

40 US CTINF

E

21

4B

N01

Stoner, Smith Harrison

 1830

28 Feb 1892

PRIVATE

16 US CTINF

H

21

4B

N13

Taylor, Charles

 1838

8 Apr 1890

SERGEANT

100 US CTINF

B

21

3B

N19

Taylor, Henry

 

12 Jul 1888 

SERGEANT

5 US CTHRT

K

21

3B

N10

Thomas, Frank

 3 Feb 1831

21 Feb 1895

PRIVATE

16 US CTINF

B

21

2B

N01

Titsworth, Jackson

 

19 Nov 1893

FIREMAN

US NAVY

Kenwood

21

5B

N02

Turner, Jerry

 1840

8 Jun 1890

 

64 US CTINF

K

21

3B

N20

VanHorn, Benjamin F

4 Dec 1827

29 Sept 1911

CAPTAIN 

79 US CTINF

I

22

037

1EofC

Wade, Robert

1830

26 Apr 1891

PRIVATE

56 US CTINF

E

21

4B

N06

Wallace, Manuel

 

5 Nov 1902

PRIVATE

101 US CTINF

D

21

3B

N26

Waller, Gallen

 

11 Dec 1891

PRIVATE

13 US CTINF

K

21

4B

N09

Warren, Jackson

1828 

8 Aug 1908

PRIVATE

83 US CTINF

D

21

3A

N16

Washington, George

 1846

23 Aug 1906

 

56 US CTINF

 

21

3A

N11

Washington, George J.

1840

30 Dec 1909

 

56 US CTINF

K

21

3A

N25

Williams, Charles

1827 

10 May 1898

PRIVATE

3 US CTHRT

F

21

2B

N07

Williams, John

1832 

12 Mar 1893

PRIVATE

13 US CTINF

H

21

4B

N18

Williams, Monroe

1843 

20 Nov 1909

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

F

21

3A

N22

Williamson, Fred (Fuel)

1829 

25 Apr 1902

PRIVATE

15 US CTINF

A

21

2B

N22

Winder, John

18 May 1833 

 15 Jan 1903

PRIVATE

43 US CTINF

I

21

3B

N27

Woodrow, George

 1844

6 Jan 1900

PRIVATE

79 US CTINF

E

21

2B

N15

Woodward (Woodard), Lewis

1838

27 Jul 1898

1ST CLASS BOY

US NAVY

Curlew & Ozark

21

2B

N09

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Information on this page was gathered from a variety of sources, including the actual grave markers at Topeka Cemetery, the cemetery records, www.civilwardata.com, listing of Shawnee County GAR posts in 1894, and www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.