Veteran Burials in St. Augustine Cemetery
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Based on Hale Collection records, notes from the archives of the Connecticut State Archives, and personal visits to St. Augustine Cemetery, it is believed there are nearly 80 veterans among those buried at this site. Most are Civil War Veterans, but at least two are Veterans of the Spanish-American War, and at least one is a World War II Veteran. When complete, this page will stand as an online tribute to the Veterans laid to rest in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Below are the names of veterans known to date buried in St. Augustine Cemetery. Bolded entries represent those included in the Hale Collection. All spellings and dates subject to further verification:
Baker Rolin C Segt, died June 12, 1890
Bartram George B, died May 30, 1885
Bowman Otto H, died Aug 8, 1886
Burk Francis L *, died
Burns Dominick K, died Apr 2, 1890
Burns Lawrence, died Feb 18, 1905
Butler Frederick F, died June 26, 1881
Cahill Michael, died Apr 18, 1892
Campana George A, died June 20, 1893
Carney Thomas, died Dec 6, 1887
Caulfield John, died Mar 5, 1890
Clark Michael, died Jan 17, 1880
Condon Patrick, died Nov 15, 1885
Crofutt Henry H *, died Feb 27, 1888
Delaney Patrick, died Nov 17, 1874
Devaney, James, died Nov. 25, 1902, age 40, Co. H., 20th U.S. Inf. (Spanish American War)
Dinon John, died Nov 13, 1882
Dolan Peter, died Apr 3, 1870
Doran Peter, died Sep 14, 1896
Dunn John, died Nov 16, 1891
Dunn Peter, died
Dunning Charles F, died Dec 8, 1888
Eagan Thomas C *, died Jan 6, 1876
Farrell Nicholus, died
Fitzpatrick John, died Jan 7, 1878
Fitzpatrick Joseph, died Mar 11, 1876
Gately M, died Jan 10, 1874
Gerard Joseph J, died July 3, 1870
Gillick Thomas, died Nov 13, 1914
Goodwin Edward Leut, died Dec 16, 1880
Grant Lawrence, died Jan 3, 1887
Hayes B, died Dec 18, 1884/2?
Healy Dennis, died Feb 14, 1898
Herron John, died July 3, 1880
Hogan Patrick H, died Dec 22, 1882
Hough James *, died Aug 15, 1909
Kiley James 1st Leut, died Mar 16, 1891
Langan, Wm., died Apr. 3, 1900, age 35, Battry. B., 1st. C. V. Arty., (Spanish American War)
McBride Bernard, died Sept 29, 1864
McBride John, died Nov 26, 1861
McCarthy John J Corp *, died June 18, 1900
McDuff John, died May 29, 1887
McGinty John, died
McGovern Michael, died Aug 3, 1884
McOwen Owen, died Mar 20, 1883
Mehar Matthew *, died Oct 29, 1882
Morris Peter M, died Sep 5, 1882
Murphy James, died
Murphy James J, died Apr 27, 1871
Nooney Patrick Leut, died Dec 28, 1895
O'Connell Daniel, died June 10, 1875
O'Donnell John, died Apr 15, 1884
O'Donnell Philip, died June 7, 1882
O'Neil John, died Apr 24, 1889
O'Neil Michael, died Apr 3, 1869
Powers Patrick, died July 29, 1883
Purdy Patrick, died Dec 4, 1884/2?
Quinn Thomas, died Feb 15, 1864
Rourke John, died Dec 18, 1903
Ryan William, died Jan 12, 1899
Sheahan Daniel, died
Somers John Leut, died Aug 12, 1886
Tracy John, died Nov 4, 1870
Walsh Martin, died
Weber Joseph, died May 15, 1889
Welch Patrick, died Sep 26, 1875
Weldon James, died July 8, 1897
Civil War Veteran D.K. Burns, Co. D, 9th Conn. Inf.|
Initial research suggested this was the grave of Irish Immigrant Dominick Burns, but our thanks
to Mitch Hallock for finding the proof we needed to tie our hunch on this stone together with historical fact.
The Roster of the Ninth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865), page 265, shows a listing for
Private Dominick Burns, resides Bridgeport, enlisted Sept. 5, 1861, mustered Sept. 26, 1861, discharged Nov. 17, 1861
This stone marker was completely overgrown and had likely been so for decades.|
No record of this burial or stone marker was made as part of the 1934 Hale project,
even though nearby stones to the right and left were transcribed in the Hale Collection.
A keen eye and a few minutes of careful edging uncovered this forgotten Civil War Veteran.
(Visit this site for details about military grave markers)
(Search the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors system at the Nat'l Park Service)
Along the southwest edge of the cemetery is a recently revealed stone for Catherine Delmar|
While helping someone search for a Lonergan burial which should be nearby (according to Hale)
we were able to instead uncover stone grave markers for two Civil War veterans. Both these markers
were completely covered by several inches of thick turf, but are now visible in time for Veteran's Day!
Markers for Bernard McBride (Co. I, 7th Conn. Inf.) and Jno. Herron (Co. K, 14th Conn. Inf.)|
Peter McBride and sons John & Bernard, stone erected by Hannah, wife of Peter|
The Stone Reads as follows:
Peter McBride, died Dec. 26, 1860, AE. 70
In remembrance of John McBride, who died at the Bombardment at
Fort Pickens, Nov. 26, 1861, AE. 18 y'rs & 6 mo.
Bernard McBride, died Sept. 28, 1864, AE. 19 y'rs.
Erected by Hannah, wife of Peter & mother of
John & Bernard McBride, Natives of the Co. _______, Ireland
Dennis Healey, Company K, Second Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, died Feb. 14, 1898|
This stone was completely covered and without the help of a survey map obtained from the archives
of the Connecticut State Library, the location of this burial would have remained unknown for decades.
The three photos below show the progression from location of the burial site to uncovering the stone.
This military issue grave marker is much larger than others, measuring 5' 6" in length by 16" wide.
World War II Veteran Casimir Wozny|
Civil War Veteran James Weldon|
Civil War Veteran Michael McGovern, U.S.S. North Carolina|
Spanish American War Veteran James Devaney|
Spanish American War Veteran James Devaney|
Spanish American War Veteran William Langan|
Since being uncovered and re-installed in an upright position, these grave markers have been laid flat by cemetery workers from Bridgeport Diocese fearing future vandals would snap the markers leaving them in worse condition than if they remained flat.
View more photos of hidden stone markers and tall monuments.
Separately, the Civil War G.A.R. Post for Bridgeport was named after Elias Howe, Jr. — inventor of the sewing machine. As we attempt to uncover details for each of the Civil War Veterans, you may find this link helpful. Bridgeport - Pro-Patria - 1906 or GAR Medal