28 November 2011

guide to the civil war veterans buried at mt olivet cemetery pineville, louisiana


In the spring of 2010 a history class at Louisiana College in Pineville, under the direction of Dr. Henry O. Robertson, worked on this guide as a service learning project.

The purpose was to teach methods of historical research and writing.

In the spirit of Christian giving and service to others so commanded by Jesus Christ the class took up a mission of providing a guide to the Civil War veteran burials at Mount Olivet Cemetery located down the street from the college.

Most Union veterans are buried in the Alexandria National Cemetery between the college and Mount Olivet Chapel.

Elaine Hicks had started researching the Confederate veterans.

The student participants took up where she started. Most of the students were juniors and seniors of all majors who took the American South HI 442 class.

They had classroom instruction by library staff and Dr. Robertson who taught them how to research a Civil War veteran and people living in the 19th century.

A little about the student authors is found at the end of the guide.

Each student’s initials appear after the entry they researched and wrote.

Meagan Wigley put the guide together as managing editor and Dr. Robertson and Elaine Hicks saw the work to completion

Mt Olivet Cemetery Guide