Est. 1841, Washington County, Ohio
14 Feb 1895, Omaha, Nebraska
Interred: 16 Feb 1895 at Forest
Lawn Memorial Park, 7909 Mormon Bridge Road, Omaha
in the Civil War from 21 July 1861 to 24 September 1864 as a Private in
Company B of the 5th Regiment of West Virginia commanded by Captain Robert
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Lawn Memorial Park's Civil War burial plot.
||David C. Smith's grave.
Close up of David's tombstone. The star next to the grave marker
has the letters "G.A.R." which stands for "Grand Army of the Republic."
After the war, veterans formed reunion organizations. The primary
and largest Union Army in the eastern theater was the Army of the Potomac.
The soldiers came up with the reunion organization name of "GAR" to represent
24 September 1839, Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland
5 June 1885, Omaha, Nebraska
Interred: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
4912 Leavenworth, Omaha
the Omaha newspaper, The Nebraska Watchman
grave. His name was misspelled "McDonagh" and caused some
delay until the cemetery staff could locate his marker. They had
to reference an old, and somewhat disorganized, card catalog for the information.
I'm truly amazed they found the grave stone location information.
||Close up of MacDonagh's tombstone.
Remarkably, it's well-preserved. According to the cemetery staff,
the tombstone had recently fallen over and they fixed it up all nice.
The plot is now owned by Boy's Town.
||View of South Omaha from MacDonagh's grave.
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