Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Burlington,
Coffey Co., KS.
Died: Jan. 27, 1890
Abraham Kightlinger, who at died at his
home in Burlington township on the 27th, was an old soldier, a member of the G.
A. R. ---one of the many thousand heroes of the war. He served in an Ohio
regiment, was severely wounded, was afterward captured at the battle of Cold
Harbor, and for many months suffered the indescribable hardships and miseries of
confinement in Andersonville prison. During this period the foundation of
the fatal disease that caused his death was laid. A peculiar circumstance
in connection with his capture was that his relatives in Ohio mourned him as
dead, and funeral services were held. His obsequies under the management
of Allison Post, of which he was a member, took place Wednesday.