My soldier's name is Mathias McCoy, dob 10 Jul 1843 in Perry Co Indiana to Harvey and Louisa Crist McCoy. He served as Private, Co C 36th Regiment Iowa Infantry, enlisting 20 Aug 1862 at Moravia, Iowa. Died at the Battle of Marks' Mills, 25 April 1864.
I've seen his name in records as Matthias (2-t's).
Company descriptive book
Matthias McCoy Co C 36th Rg't Iowa Infantry
appears on Company descriptive book of the organization named above.
Age 19, ht 5 ft 9 1/2 inches, complexion, dark; eyes, gray; hair, black.
Where born Perry Co, Ind.
Enlistment: Aug 20 1862, Moravia, Iowa by K.P. Morrison term 3 years
was in the Battle of Ft Pemberton, Miss, March 11 1863;
Helena Ark July 4 1863
Little Rock, Ark Sept 10 1863
Elkins Ford, Ark, April 4 1864
Prairie D'Ann, Ark, April 12 1864
Camden, Ark, Apr 15, 1864
Killed at the Battle of MarKansas' Mills, Ark. Apr 25 1864"
I'd appreciate any pointers you could provide to locate his burial location. I've walked the cemeteries in the Moravia Iowa area where his parents and siblings are buried and there is no trace of a marker there if he was taken back to Iowa. Was that done after the war? I don't know that the family would have had the $-means to bring him back.
One thing I've not done is to broaden my reinternment search by searching for other members of his Co. that perished at the battle as well. It would be likely that they'd be reinterred in same location after the war. ?
My gg Grandfather Jehu was imprisoned after Battle of Marks' Mills, mustered out in 65 and returned to Iowa for a number of years before moving to Kansas. Ottawa county, then finally, Graham County where the family is still rooted.
Thank you for your inquiry,