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McCord Cemetery

Save our Heritage at McCord Cemetery

Irving, Illinois

Copyright January 2010 Jeanne Johnson

Introduction to History

From a neighborhood burial ground for pioneers to the cemetery today

Burials
Burials
Introduction to History
Introduction to Land Records
Introduction to Land Records

Our Veterans

We have a sacred trust to honor our veterans and the sacrifices they made for us as they risked their lives to defend our freedom. Eighteen veterans buried at McCord Cemetery fought in the following wars: American Revolutionary War (2), War of 1812 (1), Black Hawk War (2), Civil War (9), World War I (1), World War II (2) and the Korean War (1).

William Peden

War of 1812. Private and corporal in Lt. Col. Reuben Nash's Regiment of SC Volunteers (Source: NARA. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: NARA, M602)

James Richardson

American Revolutionary War. Entered service as a volunteer for 3 mo. in August 1780 as a private under Capt. Lemuel Smith's company under Col. Peter Perkins in Pittsylvania Co. VA..  Re-entered service as a private in November 1780 under Capt. Robert Hill and Lt. Samuel Hampton in Pittsylvania Co. VA  for 9 mo. in the militia troops. Re-entered service as a private for 3 mo. in October 1781 under Capt. Minor Smith under Col. Robt. Smith and Gen. Rutherford at the Richmond courthouse on the Yadkin River in NC.  (Source: NARA, M804, Rev. War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application files, Pension #S31323, James Richardson.)

Carl C. Meisenheimer

World War II. U.S. Army.  Enlisted as a private on Dec. 2, 1942 at Peoria, Il., for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus 6 mo., subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.  (Source: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; NARA, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.)

World War I. Joined June 27, 1918, as a private in the U.S. Army in the 58th Co. of the 15th Btn, and was discharged December 15, 1919. (Source: An honor roll: containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from Montgomery County, Illinois, U.S.A., who served in the Great War, 1917-1918-1919)

George W. Parry

James Mayes Rutledge

Black Hawk War. Private in Levi Boone’s Co. Regt. 2 Whiteside Brigade (Source: Illinois State Archives "Database of Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans" at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archiv es/blkhawk.html)

Civil War. Private, Co. B & K, 117th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

John Berry Williams

Civil War. Private, Co. B. 117th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

William J. Williams

Black Hawk War. Corporal in Levi Boone’s Co. Regt. 2 Whiteside Brigade (Source: Illinois State Archives "Database of Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans" at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archiv es/blkhawk.html)

Alexander Tinnen Williams

David Manly

Civil War. Private, Co. F. 115th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

Louis Adolph Altevogt, Jr.

Korean War. Entered the U.S. Army on October 17, 1951, St. Louis, Private E-1. Corporal (T) July 17, 1953. E-1 Co. C  Engr. (C) Bn. APO 731.  Discharged October 16, 1953, at Camp Carson, Colorado.  (Source: Used with permission: Korean War Veterans from Irving Township, Irving Area Historical Museum, http://www.irvingmuseum.org/ KoreanWar.html)

William F. Altevogt

World War II. Entered the U.S. Army March 23, 1942 at Scott Field, Illinois. Pfc, 9th Armd Inf Bn, 6th Div. Gunner Mortar 607. Separated July 4, 1945 at Borden GH, Chickasha, Oklahoma. Wounds received in action at Belgium, January 5, 1945 – PURPLE HEART.  (Source: Used with permission: World War II Veterans from Irving Township, Irving Area Historical Museum online http://www.irvingmuseum.org/

NamesofWWIIVets.html)

John M. Bostick

Civil War. Private, Co. B. 117th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

George H. Clotfelter

Civil War. Private, Co. E. 9th Illinois Infantry, 3 months 1861  (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

William F. Bostick

Civil War. Private, Co. B. 117th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

John Adolph Heidemann

Civil War. 5th Sergeant Co. E. 5th Missouri Infantry  (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm - record name John A. Heidmann)

Civil War. Entered as sgt; out as 1st sgt., Co. B. 117th Illinois Infantry (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

John E. Knight

Ezra Bostick

American Revolutionary War. Entered the service as a private from Anson County, NC,  in Capt. Patrick Bogan's Company of Mounted Volunteers or Ranges of the Regiment  commanded by Col. Thomas Wade for 15 months. (Source: NARA, M804, Rev. War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application files, Pension #W.23,653, Ezra Bostick.)

George Washington Dryer

Civil War. Corporal, Co. E.  1st  Illinois Calvary (Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm)

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