White Swan Cemetery
Civil War Soldiers

This cemetery was initially cared for by the White Swan Methodist Episcopal Church
(a.k.a. Oakfield Methodist Episcopal Church), and the land was sold for use as a cemetery in the 1860’s.

The two pillars that support the entrance arch to the cemetery, each bears a bronze plaque with inscriptions.

Left Side Inscription

"In Memoriam to the White Swan Civil War Boys"

These names represent over 200 conflicts of the Civil War. Seven of them perished in the conflict south. They all enlisted within two miles of White Swan Cemetery.

Captain Samuel Tower
Lieutenant George L. Cathey
Lieutenant R. L. Wells
Henry C. Tower
Lewis Tower
George Tower
Wiley Stevens
Nelson B. Rich
William H. H. Davis
Culver B. Davis
William Barnard, Jr.
Ovid W. Barnard
Lemuel E. Brooks
Edward H. Jones
William Unger
Joshua Potter
Alvin D. Potter
Bradley McArthur
Dewit Newton
Merrit Newton
George Fox
Nelson Fox
Lester Pease
Lorenzo D. Hart

Right Side Inscription:

"This arch is erected in memory of my father and mother, Stephen S. and Mary A. Tower and all pioneers of White Swan district. Stephen S. Tower settled in Oakfield in 1839. They gave their lives in trying to make this a better place for their children and their children’s children to live in.

Clyde O. Tower

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