Elias K. Potts

1838 - 23 Apr 1859

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Elias K. Potts

1838 - 23 Apr 1859
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Grave site information of Elias K. Potts (1838 - 23 Apr 1859) at Camp Floyd Cemetery in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Elias K. Potts


Camp Floyd Cemetery

N 18150 W
Fairfield, Utah, Utah
United States


The Camp Floyd Cemetery was established in 1858 and abandoned three years later as the troops stationed at Camp Floyd returned to fight in the Civil War. The actual number, location and identities of soldiers buried in the cemetery is not known with certainty as the Army did not keep burial records during this period and all surface evidence of grave locations was destroyed. Efforts to commemorate the cemetery included a monument dedicated by the War Department in 1913 and 84 granite markers placed by the American Legion in 1960. Army records have since revealed that almost half of the names on the markers were of individuals who died someplace other than Camp Floyd or were never with Johnston's Army. The following list of possible burials has been reconstructed from army records that record the names of soldiers who died at Camp Floyd. No list of civilians could be found. Ground penetrating radar done in 2009 revealed 33 burials and one double burial. The radar may not have detected all possible burials. New headstones were placed in 2011 to reflect the locations of the known burials. These headstones read "Unknown" in order to reflect that the identity of the burial is not known. Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park would like to thank the Veterans Administration, Curtis Allen, Ephriam Dickson with the Fort Douglas Museum, Andrew Murphy, Tyler Bartholomew and Troop 1460.

Headstone Description

Bergen,James, Private, Co. C, 4th Artillery, accidental drowning
Bryan, William, Private Co. I 7th Infantry, murdered
Edinger, Benjamin F., Private, Co. C, 4th Artillery, cause unknown
Farrell, Edward, Private, Co. F, 10th Infantry, self-inflicted gunshot
Fuhr, George, Private, Co. G, 5th Infantry, disease
Gallagher, Daniel, Private Co. E, 7th Infantry, pneumonia
Giers, Robert, Private, Co. I, 10th Infantry, typhoid fever
Goodman, Patrick, Private, Co. D, 7th Infantry, pneumonia
Green, Charles R., Sergeant, Co. E, 2nd Dragoons, self-inflicted wounds
Hardy, James, Private Co. B, 2nd Dragoons, cause unknown
Kennedy, Patrick, Private, Co. B, 2nd Dragoons, cause unknown
Krause, Antion, Private, Co. A, 7th Infantry, typhoid fever
Mahers, Richard,Recruit, 4th Artillery, dysentery
Main, James L., Private, Co. D, 7th Infantry, alcohol poisoning
McCabe, James, Private Co. D, 7th Infantry, consumption
McNickle, Daniel, Private, Co. B 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Means, John, Private, Co. H, 2nd Dragoons, disease
Moore, William H., Private, Co. D, 7th Infantry, Pneumonia
Mullen, James, Private, Co. I, 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Newell, Benjamin F., Private, Co. A, 7th Infantry, suicide
Nieland, Edward, Private, Co. K, 7th Infantry, typhoid fever
Noble, Robert W., Private, Co. H, 5th Infantry, disease
O'Brien, Charles, Private, Co. B, 2nd Dragoons, disease
O'Brien, Michael, Private, Co. A, 2nd Dragoons, aneurism
O'Connor, Thomas, Private, Co. H, 10th Infantry, disease enteritis
O'Hara, Edward, Private, Co. D, 7th Infantry, shot by a sentinel of the Camp Guard
Otterback, Christian, Corporal, Co. 4th Artillery, found murdered
Paige, George H., Captain, QMD, disease
Pike, Ralph, 1st Seargeant, Co. I, 10th Infantry, assassinated in Salt Lake City
Potts, Elias K., Second Lieutenant, Co. C, 7th Infantry, disease
Redding, William, Private Co. C, 7th Infantry, alcohol poisoning
Rooney, Terence, Private, Co. A, 7th Infantry, diabetes
Shields, Henry, Private, Co. B, 2nd Dragoons, cause unknown
Sliter, Thomas M., Private, Co. B, 7th Infantry, disease
Stewart, James, Private, Co. D, 5th Infantry, accidental shooting
Sweeney, James, Private, Co. C, 7th Infantry, hemorrhage of the stomach
Thrall, Charles C., Private, Co. E, 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Trittle, Theodore, Private, Co. C, 4th Artillery, disease
Tucker, Henry C., Sergeant, Co. I, 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Warren, James H., Private, Co. K, 5th Infantry, aka James H. Richards, disease

Akerly, Charles W., Private, Co. A, 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Grava, Heinrich, Private, Co. G, 5th Infantry, cause unknown
Isaacs, John E., Private, Co. D, 7th Infantry, disease
McDougal, Archibald T., Private, Co. E, 10th Infantry, cause unknown


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Life timeline of Elias K. Potts

Elias K. Potts was born in 1838
Elias K. Potts was 2 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Elias K. Potts died on 23 Apr 1859 at the age of 21
Grave record for Elias K. Potts (1838 - 23 Apr 1859), BillionGraves Record 1373949 Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States