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Civil War Veterans Buried at
Woodlawn Cemetery

A compiled list of Union and Confederate soldiers who are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Marshall J. Akins (January 17, 1844 – January 26, 1917)
Akins enlisted as a private on August 27, 1861, with Company I, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, which suffered the second-highest number of battle deaths among Union Army infantry regiments during the war. He enlisted again as a Corporal on March 18, 1864, in Company F, 36th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment which fought at the Siege of Petersburg. After the war he married Emma Elizabeth McIntyre, moving to the Dakota Territory in 1880.

Lemuel H. Barney (1844-1932)
Barney enlisted on March 2, 1865, at age 19 with Company F, Ohio 197th Infantry Regiment and was sent to Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Maryland.

James L. Bennett (December 9, 1833-July 28, 1919)
Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, Bennett enlisted in Company F, 7th Florida Infantry Regiment on April 11, 1862, at Gainesville, Florida. He fought with the Army of Tennessee at the Battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

Lyttleton H. Bennett (1834-1920)
Bennett enlisted as a Sergeant in Company D, 7th Florida Infantry, and lived most of his life in Gainesville. He has two death markers, one in West Palm Beach, the other at Antioch Baptist Cemetery, La Crosse, Florida.

Peter Cone (July 8, 1850-April 16, 1925)
Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Cone served with the 47th Georgia Regiment which participated in the battles of Kennesaw Mountain, Resaca, Missionary Ridge, and Chickamauga. He was a steamboat captain on the St. Johns River, a mail carrier in Brevard County, then a boat pilot on the Indian River and on Lake Okeechobee. He died in Pahokee and was memorialized by the Klu Klux Klan of which he was a member since 1868.

James S. Gould (November 9, 1841-January 9, 1914)
Gould enlisted as a private in September 1861 eventually rising to the rank of captain in 1863. He was wounded twice in 1862, the first at the Battle of Hanover Court House, the other at the Battle of Second Manassas.

Charles L. Howe (1842-1914)
Howe is one of two Palm Beach County residents who fought at Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg. He served with Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry, during the Battle of Gettysburg and later with Company C, 166th Ohio Infantry (100 day enlistment for Ohio National Guardsmen) that defended Washington, D.C.

George Idner (September 14, 1842-July 3, 1924)
Idner enlisted in Company I, 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment on July 27, 1861. He participated in the 1863 Siege of Vicksburg. Idner resided at 817 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach.

Andrew Jackson (February 28, 1832-December 17, 1915)
Jackson was one of two Palm Beach County residents who participated in Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg. Originally from Virginia, he was a private in Company D, 14th Virginia Infantry, Armistead's Brigade, Pickettt's Division, Longstreet's First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

Daniel Bowles Lord Lamson (September 22, 1841-December 16, 1903)
Born Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, Lamson enlisted as a private on July 8, 1864, in Company C, 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment to defend Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. He married Clara Maria Dawson in 1870, and soon moved to Ocoee, Florida.

John Randolph Mizell (November 4, 1842-1913)
Born in Micanopy, Florida, Mizell served as a Captain, Assistant Quartermaster in the 7th Florida Infantry. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, and sent to Johnson's Island POW Camp in Ohio until May 1865. Returning to Florida, Mizell grew oranges, was a member of the first state legislature after the war, served as a county judge in Orange County, and was appointed U.S. Marshall of Florida's Northern District by President Benjamin Harrison. In June of 1908 he became the first Mayor of Pompano.

Abel T. Newberry (November 1846-1923)
On October 20, 1863, seventeen-year-old Newberry enlisted in Company I, 79th Ohio Infantry Regiment. In June 1865, he transferred to Company B, 73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment and was mustered out of service with his company on July 20, 1865.

Joseph B. Newbury (November 11, 1820-August 1915)
Born in Clinton, Ohio, Newbury married Mary Ann Thornbury in 1843. During the war he served as a sergeant with Company I, 79th Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Atlanta Campaign. By 1900 they moved to Montana.

James W. Raulerson (1844-July 16, 1926)
Originally from Georgia, Raulerson enlisted as a private in Company I, 3rd Florida Infantry on September 26, 1863, in Lake City. He was wounded in his back by a rifle ball in the back at the Battle of Chickamauga.

William Marshall Richardson, M.D. (February 15, 1831-April 20, 1929)
Born in Brunswick County, North Carolina, Richardson attended medical school in Charleston in 1852. He was commissioned a lieutenant with Company B , 43rd Alabama Infantry Regiment. In 1886 he moved to Marion County, Florida, to grow citrus. After a harsh freeze his family moved to West Palm Beach. Richardson was blind the last seven years of his life.

George W. Rines (1845-1918)
Born in Maine, Rines served with Company C, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery for coastal defense of the state. In 1885 he moved to Apopka.

Charles J. Schoonmaker (June 13, 1849-June 26, 1921)
Born in Danbury, Connecticut, Schoonmaker enlisted in the US Navy on August 29, 1863, in New York as a First Class Boy.

Richard Vass [Richard Voss] (May 20, 1842-November 26, 1914)
From Georgia, Vass enlisted in Company B, 3rd Florida Infantry Regiment, "St. Augustine Blues," in St. Augustine in April 1862. He participated in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga.

Lorenzo Dana Ward (July 24, 1849-August 10, 1929)
Born in New York, Ward served as a private with Company D, 97th New York Infantry Regiment, the "Conkling Rifles." He fought at the battles of Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

Wilmon Whilldin (July 27, 1843-January 25, 1908)
From Camp May, New Jersey, Whilldin served with Company I, 6th New Jersey Infantry Regiment. he was discharged for disabilities in June 1862 after the Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines) but reenlisted with Company D, 7th Ohio Cavalry Regiment, Grand Army of the Republic. By 1880 he was a shoe salesman and later moved to West Palm Beach. He served as mayor in 1898 and 1899.

John Henry Wilson (1842-1931)
Very little is known about him but he is believed he served as a private with the home guard at the Battle of Natural Bridge near Tallahassee.

Andrew Jackson York (1842-1938)
Born in Franklin County, Georgia, York enlisted in Company B, 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment in November 1861. he was wounded but reenlisted in 1862 in Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Calvary Regiment where he fought against Sherman at the Battle of Atlanta. York moved to Florida between 1880 and 1885, finally settling in Pahokee.

Civil War Veterans buried in other Cemeteries in Palm Beach County

James Arango Armour (September 4, 1825- July 6, 1910)
Armour was born to Dutch settlers in New York City. He made his way to the Indian River in the 1850s and settled at Sand Point, now Titusville. He enlisted in the Confederate infantry in 1862 but six weeks later deserted and returned to the Indian River. When Southern sympathizers hid parts from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to assist Confederate vessels in passing unseen, Armour helped to find the parts in a hammock and delivered them to Key West for safe-keeping. There he was made Keeper of Prize Ships for the rest of the war. After the war he was the Assistant Keeper (1866-1869) and then Head Keeper (1869-1908) at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Buried at Riverside Memorial Park Tequesta.

Marvin J. Daniels (1841-November 15, 1932)
Daniels enlisted August 11, 1862, with Company E, 112th New York Infantry Regiment and was assigned to 1st Brigade, Vodges' Division, District of Florida (Jacksonville) in 1864. Buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth.

Nelson Downs (December 17, 1842-March 13, 1937)
From New Haven, Connecticut, Downs fought with the 12th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in western Louisiana. In 1868 he married Phebe Corson and moved to Lake Worth. Buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth.

Oscar Swarthout
In August 1861, Swarthout enlisted with the 86th New York Infantry Regiment and was promoted to corporal. At the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House he was wounded, losing his left leg and was captured. After six months as a POW in Richmond, Virginia, he was set free and discharged at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland. Buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Delray Beach.


Augustus Oswald Lang (?-1873)
Born in Germany, Lang became the assistant keeper of the Jupiter Lighthouse in 1860 and enlisted January 27, 1862, in Fernandina with Company K, 4th Florida Infantry Regiment and served eighteen months. Prior to his enlistment, Lang, with James Paine and others, disabled the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to assist Confederate blockade runners. He deserted around 1863, retreated to the east side of Lake Worth, and built a palmetto shack near what would become the second Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on North Lake Trail. Lang is credited with being the first European settler on Lake Worth. After the war, he moved near Ten-mile Creek, St. Lucia County and in 1873 was murdered and his body placed in an alligator hole (the body was never found).

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