Salem Gleason was a veteran of the War of 1812 and is buried in Lawrence's Oak Hill Cemetery. Though Gleason was not a Civil War veteran, history buff John Jackson said his grave marker was rare. "I've only found three War of 1812 tombstones in Kansas so far," he said.
I.N. Wherrett died in February 1910 at the age of 75 and is buried in Erie.
The grave marker of Capt. Carr Cary in Chanute's Elmwood Cemetery is typical of many Civil War veterans' tombstones, Jackson said. The tombstone was not a government-issued one and was made out of soft rock, Jackson said. Cary died in 1892 in a horse and buggy accident.
Corp. James Whitfield Ross served with Company F, 79th U.S. Colored Infantry. He died in 1926 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Mound City.
Samuel J. Churchill was a corporal with Company G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery who received the Medal of Honor. Churchill died in 1932 and is buried in Lawrence's Oak Hill Cemetery.