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9 Nov 2010


Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units

NAME                        RANK  COMPANY  REGIMENT                 RESIDENCE

STARKEY, LEVI               PVT       F    7 MO US CAV              HANCOCK CO                                                  

IL SOLDIER’S & SAILOR’S HOME AT QUINCY – Admissions of  Mexican War & Civil War Veterans 1887-1898

Oct. 23, 1891 -
Regiment: 2057
Name:  Levi Starkey
Co.: F
Regiment: 7th Missouri Cavalry
County: Hancock
Remarks: Disease of lungs


Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 Record for Levi Starkey
(Information found on Ancestry.com)
Died: Dec. 27, 1896 – IL S&S Home, Quincy
Ancestry.com. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Original data: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845, 22 rolls); Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

About Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903

On March 3, 1873, Congress passed an act that allowed for all honorably discharged veterans of the Civil War to be buried in national military cemeteries. In February of 1879 Congress passed another act which stated that the government would erect the same gravestones for Union soldiers buried in private cemeteries as those buried in national cemeteries.

This database contains over 166,000 cards of headstone contracts provided by the government for deceased Union veterans. A few veterans of the War of 1812 are also included. Most soldiers included in this database died between ca. 1861 and ca. 1903, but the gravestones were erected between ca. 1879 and ca. 1903. The majority of the burials were in private cemeteries. These cemeteries were most likely located in the county of the soldier’s residence.
Cards are arranged alphabetically by surname, then given name. Cards may include the following information for each soldier:


    * Name
    * Rank, company, and regiment
    * Burial place (cemetery name as well as town, county, and state in which it’s located
    * Grave number, if applicable
    * Death date
    * Name of contractor that supplied the headstone
    * Date of contract in which the headstone was provided
Some of the above information may only be available by viewing the card image.
Some of the above information was taken from the Publication Details of Card Records of Headstones Provided fro Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845; National Archives, Washington, D.C., 1996.


Good Morning Denise,

Thank you for your swift reply.  I had most of the info, except the lung disease. 

Thanks, Anne May

Here’s a little more on Levi—

Levi Starkey is listed in the 7th Reg't, Missouri Cavalry then transferred to the 1st Mo. Cav.  No other Starkey is listed in these regiments. 

Levi joined for duty and enrolled on 3 Dec. 1863 in Little Rock, Ark.   He was discharged Nov. 14, 1865.  Levi was "absent in confinement in Military Prison at Little Rock Ark." 

31 July 1865 - charged with mutiny--"did conspire with others to release a prisoner out of the guard house and did get his arms and proceeded to said guardhouse and overpower the guard and released said prisoner."

17 Feb. 1939

"It appears that at the time of company muster out, the soldier was being held in arrest under the charge of mutiny.  However, records from the OF, herewith show that he was absolved. "

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