Riley Rampley military stone, Buckeye Cemetery, Walker Township ,Hancock County, Illinois. Photo taken by Michael John Neill, a Rampley descendant.

The United States government does not breathe without a piece of paper and the issuance of the tombstone for a veteran was no exception. If you’ve found a military stone for your ancestor, there may be a record of the issuance of that stone.

There are two databases on FamilySearch created from National Archives microfilm that may be helpful:

The later set is more detailed.



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