Veterans Buried at City Cemetery

Memorial Day 2010 at Nashville City Cemetery

Flags were placed at the tombstones of the Veterans buried at the historic Nashville City Cemetery on Memorial Day. Six of these Veterans served in two wars and two Veterans served in three wars. In two wars: Robert Armstrong, Creek & Seminole wars; William Carroll in Creek War & War of 1812; Dr. John Shelby, in Creek War & War of 1812; Dr. Samuel Hogg, Creek War & War of 1812, Dr. Wm. D. Dorris, Seminole & Mexican wars; Samuel Read Anderson, Mexican War & Civil War (C.S.A.), Samuel Chester Godshall, Mexican War & Civil War (C.S.A.), Richard S. Ewell, Mexican & Civil War (C.S.A.); Felix K. Zollicoffer, Seminole & Civil War (C.S.A.) and in three wars: Major Jeffrey Lockalier, Creek, War of 1812 and Seminole wars & Bushrod R. Johnson, Seminole, Mexican & Civil War (C.S.A.)

Number of soldiers from each war:

American Revolution ~ 9

Creek War ~ 8

War of 1812 ~ 22

Seminole Wars ~ 7

U.S. Navy in 1830s ~ 1

Mexican War ~ 13

Civil War ~ Federal - 2

Civil War ~ CSA - 20

Spanish-American War ~ 3

World War I ~ 3

World War II ~ 1

Post World War II ~ 2

Freedom Tree 1973. Special Memorial Marker for POW & MIA

The earliest burial of a soldier in the City Cemetery was for Howell Tatum, Revolutionary War soldier, who died in 1822. The latest burial for a soldier was Thomas McCutchon Wadley, service in World War II, who died in 2009.

Five of these veterans were doctors: Dr. Samuel Hogg, Creek War; Dr. William P. Lawrence, War of 1812; Dr. John Shelby, Creek War & War of 1812; Dr. Wm. D. Dorris, Seminole and Mexican wars; Dr. Frank W. Armstrong, Civil War (CSA).

One veteran was African-American: Major Jeffrey Lockalier, "free man of color" as reported in his obituary on September 27, 1830, served under Andrew Jackson during the Creek War, at the Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812 and the Seminole War.

One of these Veterans later served as Mayor of Nashville: S.V.D. Stout in 1841. One Veteran was elected Governor of Tennessee and served 12 years: William Carroll, serving all but two years between 1821 & 1835.

Five soldiers were Killed in Action: In the Mexican War: James Hart Allison. In the Civil War, all in Confederate service: Major Henry M.R. Fogg, Lt. Joseph Pollard, Sergt. White Turpin and Brig. Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer.

Five Veterans were buried in family cemeteries and later re-interred at the Nashville City Cemetery: Service in the American Revolution: John Bradford, John Cockrill, Andrew Ewing, Joel Lewis and in the Civil War (CSA) Bushrod R. Johnson. One veteran, James Robertson, in the Revolution and also the Founder of Nashville, was first buried where he died in 1814 at the Chickasaw Agency and re-interred 1825 in City Cemetery.

Two Veterans are buried in the same family lot, Lt. Lipscomb Norvell, American Revolution, and his son Hendrick Norvell, U.S. Navy in the 1830s. Two World War Veterans, a father and a son are buried side by side: John Albert Wadley, in World War I., and his son Thomas McCutchon Wadley, service in World War II.

During the Civil War, many Federal and Confederate soldiers were buried in the City Cemetery. After the war years, 3,021 Federal soldiers were re-interred at the Nashville National Cemetery. And 1,400 Confederate soldiers were reburied in the Confederate Circle at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

On Memorial Day 2010, flags were placed for Ann B. Rogers Winston & Ann Robertson Cockrill, American Patriots, and Septima Sexta Middleton Rutledge and her husband Henry M. Rutledge, children of Signers of the Declaration.

Prepared by Fletch Coke. 5-24-2010
Updated 11-25-2013

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NAME SECTION ID # NUMBER
AMERICAN REVOLUTION  
 
Bradford, John, Capt. 28.2
280950
Chapman, Samuel 28.51
280163
Cockrill, John 29.2
290066
Ewing, Andrew 8
80017
Hagey, John E. 28.4
280352
Lewis, Joel, Col. 7
70001
Norvell, Lipscomb, Lt. 28.51
280855
Robertson, James, Gen. 28.51
280044
Tatum, Howell, Capt. 15.2
150067
   
 
CREEK WAR  
 
Armstrong, Robert, Gen. 28.51
280138
Carroll, William, Gen. 12
120016
Claiborne, Thomas, Maj. 7
70032
Foster, Ephraim H. 29.2
290006
Hogg, Samuel, Dr. 17
170019
Lockalier, Jeffrey, Major 28.4
281027
Marlin, Henry W. 25.1
250134
Shelby, John, Dr.  27
270060
   
 
WAR OF 1812  
 
Bedford, Wm. H., Lt. 28.1
280588
Birchett, Edward, Pvt. 20
200111
Bradfute, Robert, Capt. 28.1
281037
Carroll, William, Gen. 12
120016
Clay, Woodson, Pvt. 28.1
280604
Hogg, Samuel, Dr. 17
170019
Horton, Joseph W. 25.2
250100
Hynes, Andrew, Col.  25.2
250092
Kingsley, Alpha, Capt. 28.51
280240
Langford, Henry 29.1
290164
Lawrence, Wm. P., Dr. 28.2
280881
Lockalier, Jeffrey, Major 28.4
281027
Maddis (Longinetti), Charles 2
20069
Napier, Richard Claiborne 28.51
280905
Price, Grief 28.0
282084
Reece, Murphy 20
100109
Shelby, John, Dr. 27
270060
Smith, Sam G., Gen. 28.51
280781
Stout, Ira 28.51
280126
Stout, S.V.D. 28.51
280087
Williams, Ethelred 16.1
160130
Williams, Thomas 28.9
281041
     
SEMINOLE WARS  
 
Armstrong, Robert, Gen. 28.51
280138
Barrow, Washington 27
270060
Cahal, Terry H. 15.2
150091
Dorris, Willliam D., Dr. 20
200127
Johnson, Bushrod R. 12
120017
Lockalier, Jeffrey, Major 28.4
281027
Zollicoffer, Felix K. 20
200063
   
 
U.S. NAVY 1830s  
 
Norvell, Hendrick 28.51
280856
   
 
MEXICAN WAR  
 
Allison, James Hart 11.1
110049
Anderson, Samuel Read, Lt. Col. 17
170002
Birchett, Daniel Allen, Pvt. 20
200110
Caroway, C.C.P. 24
240048
Clements, B.N. 27
270029
Cowan, John R. 25.1
250015
Dorris, William D., Dr. 20
200127
Ewell, Richard S. 28.2
280966
Godshall, Samuel Chester, Corp. 18
near 180057
Johnson, Bushrod R. 12
120017
Turk, William B. 20
VA Marker Erected 2014
Marshall, W.W., Lt. 25.2
250109
McLaughlin, James Law 28.51
280863
   
 
CIVIL WAR.  FEDERAL  
 
Birchett, Daniel Allen 20
100110
Shirley, Paul, Admiral 28.52
280313
   
 
CIVIL WAR.  C.S.A.  
 
Anderson, Samuel Read, Brig .Gen. 17
170002
Armstrong, Frank W., Dr. 28.51
280332
Callender, James Thomas 8
VA Marker pending
Coleman, James Madison 28.8
280138
Ewell, Richard S., Lt. Gen. 28.2
280966
Felts, J. W., Capt. 4
40059
Fogg, Henry M. R., Major 4
40062
Godshall, Samuel Chester, Capt. 18
near 180057
Gould, Andrew Wills, Lt.
A.W.G. /footstone  10
100020
Gunn, Lyman C. 2
20002
Johnson, Bushrod R., Maj. Gen. 12
120017
Martin, William C., Corp. 11.2
110238
Pollard, Joseph, Lieut. 11.1
110239
Porterfield, Frank 11.2
110138
Reese, Wm. B., Col. 4
40057
Rutledge, Arthur M., Major 4
40065
Smith, Col. Albert J. 8
80108
Turpin, White, Sergt. 24
240057
Vaulx, Joseph, Major 18
180030
Zollicoffer, Felix K., Brig. Gen. 20
200063
   
 
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR  
 
Gunn, Ellis M. 2
20005
McLester, Charles M., Lt. 4
40022
Steele, Richard L. 4
40071
   
 
WORLD WAR I  
 
Rogers, Edward 29.2
290018
Nunley, Frank P. 15.1
150010
Wadley, John Albert 4
40023
   
 
WORLD WAR II  
 
Wadley, Thomas McCutchon 4
40090
   
 
AIR FORCE Post World War II  
 
Cooley, William D. 15.1
150024
Drake, Bernard Douglas 19
190158
     
Freedom Tree
Memorial to MIA & POW  1973
32
320009

Noted above the Section & ID # for those soldiers with tombstones today  (2013).

Noted above "Needs Marker" – These soldiers' tombstones were located & recorded in 1908.  These tombstones no longer exist and need to be replaced.


Text of presentation given by Fletch Coke at
Fort Negley – December 12, 2015
TOPIC – Federal and Confederate Soldiers Buried in City Cemetary


This Listing is a Work in Progress. Those with additions or corrections or more historical data are  invited to send an email to:

info@thenashvillecitycemetery.org
or mail to
P.O. Box 150733, Nashville, TN. 37215-0733

Prepared by Fletch Coke. 5-20-2010.

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