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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
James C. Lucas
Corpl. James C. Lucas; Co. B, 6th Iowa Infantry; died 03Feb1880, ~39 years of age
Lower 01.5 inches, set on 10 x 12 x 1.5 inch dimensioned sandstone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
[ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

Due to having initially been set too high and due to subsidence, the headstone was tilted [ pitched ] backward ~ 10 degrees and tilted [ rolled ] to the north ~08.5 degrees.

James C. Lucas enlisted on 04Sept1861 as a Private at 20 years of age. JCL served more than 24 month in the IOWA 6 INF; Sept1861 to Oct1863.

While James C. Lucas was in service, the 6th IOWA INF was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war
  • Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., 06-07April1862
  • Siege of Corinth, Miss., 29April - 30May1862
  • Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., 14Jun - 04July1863

    During his service, JCL was
  • promoted Corporal on 01May1863 [during the siege of Corinth, Miss.]
  • wounded in both legs and left hip on 16Jul1863 during the advance on Jackson, Miss.
    [The Union loss in the operations about Jackson,10-17July1863, was 129 killed, 762 wounded and 231 missing or captured. ]

    James C. Lucas was discharged for wounds on 24Oct1863 at St Louis, Mo.

    Coincidentally, James C. Lucas and my great-grand-father, Sergeant James R. Box, Company D, 14th Regiment, Texas Calvary [Dismounted], were opposing combatants during [Union]
  • Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck siege of Corinth,
  • Maj. Gen U. S. Grant's siege of Vicksburg, and
  • Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman's advance on Jackson.

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  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
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