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Re: Cemetery for Millington McHone
Posted by: Jennifer Cone (ID *****5042) Date: August 11, 2002 at 14:56:00
In Reply to: Cemetery for Millington McHone by Carol Kunz of 138

This information about Millington McHone is posted online in an index for Beaufort National Cemetery:

Name: MCHONE, MILLINGTON
Section: 41
Grave #: 4867
Date of Interment: FEB 15 1865
Rank - Regiment - Unit - Company: PVT IOWA 28 INF CO H


You might also find this info about the cemetery of interest:

Beaufort was one of the first U.S. National Cemeteries designated by President Abraham Lincoln, who personally authorized its establishment, in a letter dated February 10, 1863.

The Commanding General of federal occupation troops bought the twenty-nine acre tract known as Polly's Grove for $75 at a tax sale March 11, 1863. It became the final resting place for soldiers who gave their lives during the War Between the States.

The cemetery contains a cross section of veterans of every conflict between the Civil War and the Persian Gulf. Remains of Union troops were removed from several places in Eastern Florida, Savannah, Charleston, Morris Island, Hilton Head Island, and islands near Beaufort. About 2,800 remains were removed from Millen, Georgia and reinterred in the Beaufort National Cemetery.

There are more than 7,500 Civil War soldiers interred here, including 4,019 unknown Union soldiers and 117 known Confederates. Many of the troops fell on battlefields in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. In addition, there are presently more than 6,500 veterans of Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, as well as peacetime veterans, who have joined their comrades in final rest here.
You can read more at this site: http://www.angelfire.com/sc/historysc/bnct.html


I have a picture of Millington McHone's marker.

Jennifer Cone


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