105 - Captain Julius V. Sheen - Mountain Park Cemetery - Saint Jo, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 41.995 W 097° 30.774
14S E 637817 N 3729876
Quick Description: Placed in 2006, an impressive red granite monument stands at the grave of Captain Julius V. Sheen, who served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812, and later served in the wars against Mexico and the Civil War.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 5:28:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0D8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
There is a plain headstone at the base of the monument, with "Julis [sic] V. Sheen 1801 - 1906." The monument itself features a photo of Captain Sheen, with "CSA" at the top, and the following text (note the regional spelling of "cavalry"):

Capt. Julius V. Sheen

1 May 1801
25 Nov 1906

New Orleans, LA

War 1812
Drummer Boy

Texas Mexican Wars

CSA Calvary
Gettysburg

On the reverse is the following text:

Wife
Mary Jane Brooks
Buried Mtn Park OK

Children
David Virgil Sheen
Andrew Jackson Sheen
Jessie Phene Wagoner
Susie Mae Belt
Ida Mae Shelton

Mary Evelyn
Molly Hogan


An interesting forum post related to the placement of the marker is here. (visit link) The author notes that Captain Sheen was a drummer boy for General Andrew Jackson, serving with him again in the Creek Indian War, and then he saw action at the Battle of San Jacinto. If that wasn't sufficient, he later fought in the Mexican-American War, and then in the Civil War, going as far as Gettysburg. Captain Sheen had a long life, and saw some of the following events:

1801 - Mormon leader, Brigham Young, is born a month after Captain Sheen.
1811 - The Battle of Tippecanoe takes place, laying the groundwork for a famous presidential slogan that was uttered over a longer period of time than the term of the president it elected (William Henry Harrison).
1821 - Napoleon dies in exile.
1831 - The voyage of Charles Darwin begins aboard the Beagle.
1841 - The aforementioned William Henry Harrison, of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" fame, dies after just one month as U.S. President.
1851 - Verdi's Rigoletto is first performed in Venice.
1861 - The American Civil War begins with the seizure of Fort Sumter.
1871 - The first Major League Baseball game is played in May, although variants of the game are documented to be much older.
1881 - The Gunfight at OK Corral takes place in Tombstone, AZ.
1891 - Pope Leo XIII reveals himself to be a labor-friendly pope in his encyclical, "Rerum Novarum."
1901 - The sun finally sets on Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom after a reign of over sixty years.
1906 - The Dreyfus Affair ends in France, with Major Dreyfus's reinstatement.
Location of Headstone: Mountain Park Cemetery, Saint Jo, TX

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