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David Sansom McCollum, Confederate Soldier - Keno Cemetery - Keno, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 07.381 W 121° 55.731
10T E 588539 N 4663989
Quick Description: The grave of David S. McCollum is located in Keno Cemetery and who was a confederate war soldier for the 1st Missouri Infantry but is buried in Oregon, a Union state during the Civil War and thousands of miles away from the battlegrounds.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 5:34:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMMJJB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located within Keno Cemetery are two grave markers of David Sansom McCollum. One marker is much newer and mentions McCollum as part of the Confederate States Army in K Company, 2nd Regiment for the Missouri 1st Infantry. I was able to locate a Wikipedia page here that mentions Missouri's 1st Infantry during the Civil War and reads:

The regiment was organized in Memphis, Tennessee and New Madrid, Missouri in June–September 1861 by Col. John S. Bowen, the regiment's first commander. The regiment was composed primarily of pro-secession Missourians from the St. Louis area and southeast Missouri.

The unit first saw action April 6–7, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. After major losses during the battles of Iuka and 2nd Corinth, the regiment was reorganized at Holly Springs, Mississippi on November 7, 1862 by merging the 1st Missouri Infantry with the 4th Missouri Infantry, after which point it became known as the "1st and 4th Consolidated Missouri Infantry".

The "1st and 4th Consolidated Missouri Infantry" fought as a unit of the Confederate Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign and General John Bell Hood's 1864 invasion of Tennessee. After the failure of that campaign, the regiment was ordered to Mobile, Alabama, where they participated in the defense of Fort Blakely. The fort's garrison was surrendered on April 9, 1865 as which point the regiment functionally ceased to exist.


David McCollum's original headstone exists next to this newer marker, along with his wife, Martha McCollum. There is a page for McCollum on FindaGrave.com here. Finding a Confederate soldier's grave in the pro-Union state of Oregon is pretty uncommon but not that rare, as evidenced by fellow waymarker ddtfamily's Confederate grave in Salem, OR here.

First Name: David

Last Name: McCollum

Born: 2/13/1837

Died: 7/3/1923

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