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Submitted by Sue Trout August 7, 1999

tombstone

Phineas Smith
Linwood Cemetery
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IA
(March 1828 - May 17, 1912) Co. B 27th IA Inf.
Find a Grave has it listed as Murdoch-Linwood Cemetery.

Smith is buried in Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, IA (Linn County), and is one of the approximately 185 Civil War soldiers buried at Linwood that I'm currently documenting and compiling personal histories on. In addition, I designated which markers needed replacement, resetting and/or cleaning, and those projects are ongoing. No, I am not a descendant of Smith's. In fact, I am not a descendant of any of those buried at Linwood. I am simply trying to put together a record of those Civil War soldiers buried there, before records are lost and markers become unreadable. And in my case, I guess, it's also accumulating a community history as most of these men lived and died in this area, which is then another facet of their commonality. I only wish I had about ten lives so that I might do this at other cemeteries in the area!! I will send you a photo of Smith's marker. It needs cleaning and resetting, but I can clean it well enough now to get a decent picture, then I'll send one once all the work is complete. Smith's wife, Ann, is also buried there, and possibly a son born in 1863.

The images below were submitted by Steve Hanken - Jan. 7, 2008

Tombstone

Tombstone

It looks the work that Sue Trout invested paid off, as the cemetery site definitely looks better now.