Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Orson Drake

Orson A. Drake

Representing: Union

Unit History

  • 10th New York Cavalry B
  • 1st New York Provisional Cavalry B
Orson Drake
Family History

Created by Brian

Orson A. Drake

22 Jul 1842
New York, USA
26 Mar 1922 (aged 79)
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Pioneer N-1S-068
Memorial ID
The beginning of this memorial is based on information in the following website:

I searched the stated plot or section and could not find the grave
I went to Sumner Cemetery in Sumner, WA last Saturday and then again today in hopes of finding Orson Drake. This particular cemetery has horrible maps and no indicators on any rows. It also has not been kept up very well in the past. I searched the whole section of 068 and 4 more of the surrounding sections and I could not find a marker.
Sheryll Sandlin
6 Apr 2022

Orson A. Drake
Residence was not listed; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 9/24/1861 at Colden, NY as a Private.
On 10/1/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. NY 10th Cavalry
He Re-enlisted on 1/22/1864
He was transferred out on 6/24/1865
On 6/24/1865 he transferred into "B" Co. NY 1st Prov'l Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 7/19/1865 at Cloud's Mills, VA
He was listed as:
* POW 6/9/1863 Brandy Station, VA (Paroled)
* Wounded 6/9/1863 Brandy Station, VA
* Corpl 7/4/1864
* Sergt 12/15/1864
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- New York: Report of the Adjutant-General 1893-1906
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Buried at Sumner Cemetery
Row: Pioneer N-1S-068

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