This is a great little article because so many people request information about the graves of veterans. I checked this list of names with the current cemetery list on my CD and found only one of the union soldiers. Three of the Confederates are listed as buried in the cemetery, but are not listed as veterans, so I will email this list to the Civic and Cemetery Club for their records. It is also somewhat comforting to know that even in 1910 some of the graves could not be located. That is a problem we face often because over the years many headstones in the old section of the cemetery have been lost to fires, theft, and vandalism. Many people have a difficult time understanding that the markers for their loved ones no longer exist.
The Caddo Herald
June 3, 1910
U. C. V. Decoration Day
Camp Cooper No. 1431 U. C. V. and the members of the G. A. R. of Caddo met at the Court room the evening of the 30th and together with relatives and friends proceeded to the Caddo Cemetery with baskets of flowers and decorated the grave of tall the Confederates they could find and the four G. A. R. Graves that were pointed out by relatives and friends.
June the 3rd had been set aside as decoration day by the U. C. V. of Oklahoma, but Camp Cooper voted to join with the G. A. R., their decoration day being the 30th, National day.
Although the public had been asked to join us in these sad but loving acts, only a few turned out to do honor to the dead. Two Confederate graves were left unhonored because they could not be found, no one being present to point them out.
There lies buried in the Caddo cemetery four Federal soldiers- W. W. Hibbard, Richard Moffattt, Hopkins, and Watkins.
And of Confederates- Maj. Aaron Harlan, Walker, Capt. W. L. Woods, B. C. Phillips, Arch McRussell, David Blakney, Dr. Manning, J. W. Banister, I. H. Meadows and Woodward.