19 February 2009

Civil War Soldiers buried at La Vista Cemetery in National City CA

There is a G.A.R. section at La Vista Memorial Park in National City, California with a number of well-kept in-ground graves and a monument to the men buried there.

Out in the "non-endowment" area of the cemetery are several stones that bear notations that commemorate Civil War veterans. The ones I saw and photographed (before my camera juice ran out today) were these:

1) David Palmanteer:

David Palmanteer,
Co. K,
?? PA Inf.
[note, the flag obscures some of the stone. I didn't see any years):

2. Leonard F. Davis:
Lieut. L.F. Davis
Co. "A"
21 Wis. Inf.

There are additional in-ground stones (above the front one) for Leonard F. Davis and his wife that read:

Leonard F. Davis


Sarah E. Trimble
wife of
Leonard F. Davis
Aug. 6, 1831
Oct. 13, 1890

3) B.F. Fletcher
B.F. Fletcher
Co. A
16th ME. Inf.

I will go back to La Vista soon to see if I can find more Civil War soldiers gravestones and photograph the stones in the G.A.R. memorial area.


Thom said...

I was very happy to find your post on La Vista Cemetery. I am researching a Civil War veteran named Francis Moore who was probably buried in the GAR section of either La Vista or Mount Hope (I have different sources that say both). I've done a quick walking tour of each cemetery and didn't find his stone, but I did not see a specific GAR plot or monument at La Vista. Can you tell me specifically where on the grounds you found it, so I can take another look? Many thanks!

EJ said...

My name is Edna and a I am a Family Service Director at La Vista Memorial Park. I help families with final pre-arrangements. Feel free to contact me at edna@lavistamemorialpark.com if I can be of further assistance. We are very proud of our civil war veterans and I'd be glad to arrange a tour of our park.