Medal of Honor Recipients
Sergeant Harrison Collins, (Civil War), Company A, 1st Tennessee Cavalry. At Richland Creek, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1864 (Section 26, Grave 1357B).
Captain Patrick Pentzer, (Civil War), Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry. Blakely, Ala., April 9, 1865 (Section 24, Grave 1696).
Corporal Orion P. Howe, (Civil War), Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry. Vicksburg, Miss., May 19, 1863 (Section 4, Grave 207A).
Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Jack Williams, (World War II), U.S. Naval Reserve. Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, March 3, 1945 (Section 30, Grave 2375).
Pharmacist’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Fred H. McGuire, (Action Against Outlaws – Philippines, 1911) U.S. Navy. Island of Basilan, Philippines Islands, Sept. 24, 1911 (Section 29, Grave 332).
The following Buffalo Soldiers are buried at the cemetery:
James McBroom, Section 29, Grave 26
Arthur Wilburn, Section 29, Grave 21
Johnnie L. Burston, Section 29, Grave 30
Ed G. Rickman, Section 29, Grave 495
Pryor Sharp, Section 29, Grave 466
Other notable burials in the cemetery include:
William Freeman, Revolutionary War, Section 23, Grave 1312A
Major General Ralph E. Truman, Spanish American War, World Wars I & II, Section 30, Grave 2073.
Born in New York on August 28, 1842, Malinda Pratt married Lucien Gibbs and had two children before he enlisted in the Army in July 1863. Gibbs served in the 147 New York Infantry, and died of disease in November. After his death, she filed for pension relief (1864) and served as a nurse at Emory Hospital in Washington, D.C. In November 1883, she married veteran soldier Wanton Moon, and they lived in Iowa before settling in Springfield, Missouri. Wanton Moon died in 1916; Malinda remained in Springfield until her death December 7, 1926. The McCroskey Woman's Relief Corps No. 22, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, arranged her funeral. Moon is buried at Springfield National Cemetery (Section 1, Grave 1a).