St. Louis Trip, Day 2 - Saturday, July 25, 2015
The site I most wanted to see in St. Louis was my great great great uncle Philander Lockard's grave. Philander and his brother John both volunteered for the Union army during the Civil War. Philander died at age 24 of typhoid in St. Louis on December 8th, 1861. John, 25 years old, was wounded April 6th, 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh, and died on May 25th in Waterloo, Iowa on his way back home.
The gravestone where John is buried at one of our local family cemeteries commemorates both him and his brother Philander, and I had always thought they were both buried there. But upon further research, I found that Philander was actually buried at Jefferson Barracks.