John Spicer Meadows
|Birthplace:||New Hanover, North Carolina, United States|
|Cause of death:||Killed in the Civil War|
|Place of Burial:||Pender, North Carolina, United States|
|Managed by:||Martin Severin Eriksen|
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About Pvt. John Spicer Meadows
John Spicer Meadows is buried alone, without any other Meadows' family members, in a Lanier family graveyard alongside Route 50 between Burgaw and Maple Hill, NC. I cannot find the evidence that he is a member of the Lanier family, although it is named the Lanier Meadows Family Graveyard,. He may have been killed nearby and was interred there as an act of kindness. He was a private in the CSA; a member of North Carolina's 55th Infantry. His wife is not buried with him and was probably re-married and later buried with her second husband's family. I have discovered that the Lanier's and Meadows' families intermarried several times, but cannot find a connection between John and the Lanier's.
NC Troops A Roster 1861-1865 (Vol. 13, pg 510) 55th Regiment. There is a Jerre Spicer Meadows, killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, and might be the same soldier. The birth and death dates match. If not, they lived within a few miles of each other and both families were Onslow County residents.