Confederate Veterans of Menard County

If you have any information of other Civil War Confederate veterans buried in Menard County please email Kristin at: or Gale at the email address below

Ezekiel Been
Private, Co. K, 28th (Consolidated) Tennessee Infantry, CSA
Born 1847 in Tennessee, died February 22, 1916 in Logan Co, IL
Buried in Irish Grove Cemetery

Information contributed by Gale Red
Photo by Jeanie Lowe

James Robert Carver
Private, Co. G, 2nd Missouri Infantry, CSA
Born August 12, 1839, died July 16, 1939 in Menard Co, IL Buried in Oakland Cemetery

Information contributed by Gale Red
Photo by Jeanie Lowe

Robert G. Lang
Private, Co. D, Phillips' Legion (Georgia), CSA
Born 1840, Died February 2, 1916
Buried in Irish Grove Cemetery

Information contributed by Gale Red

Charles T. Lewis
Private, Co. B, 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment, CSA
Born June 29, 1844, Died September 29, 1935
Buried in Oakland Cemetery



Information contributed by Gale Red
Cemetery photo by Jeanie Lowe

Philip Rainey
Private, Co. G, 38th Virginia Infantry, CSA
Born Oct. 7, 1829 Died Jan. 11, 1889
Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery

Biography of Philip Rainey
Photo of Philip Rainey family

Tombstone photo by Jeanie Lowe
Photos of Philip Rainey and information submitted by Gay Doyle and Pete Rainey

From the Menard Message Board:
Looking for Confederate Veterans buried in Menard County, IL
Gale Red, Commander of the Illinois Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans writes to us "We are trying to find all the graves of known Confederate veterans who are buried in Illinois. So far, over 12,000 men have been found, most (about 11,500) are buried in the five national cemeteries at Alton, Camp Butler, Rock Island, Oakwoods (Chicago), and Mound City. However, we have found more than 500 so far scattered in almost all counties of IL.

So far, we have not found any of our veterans in Menard County, but think it is possible someone will know of some.

We are hoping to find the graves, identify the individuals, collect biographical and service information on them, and eventually be able to place military markers on all the graves of those who don't have them. We would also like to perform memorial ceremonies for them if we can find living descendants who are interested. As you can imagine, this is a very large task. If you know of any Confederate veterans buried anywhere in the state, please contact me with whatever information you can provide. We will be very grateful for any assistance in trying to find and honor these soldiers.

Gale F. Red or