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Dead Confederates At GettysburgTHE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF COL. CHARLES DEMORSES’ 29TH TEXAS CAVALRY CAMP
The standard “ Long Shall our Banner Brave The breeze -
The standard of the free “
VOL.5…………………………………………………….……………Issue NO. 5
Charles demorse editor & Proprietor
Saturday June 8, 2019 7:00 pm
29th Texas Cavalry SCV Camp # 2269
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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF COL. CHARLES DEMORSES’ 29TH TEXAS CAVALRY CAMP
Col. Charles DeMorse’s
Camp # 2269
EVERYONE WELCOME
Commander Bobby W. Smith
Adjutant Russell Volk 1st Lt Johnny M. Moore Chaplin Robert C. Huff
Meeting every 2nd Saturday 7:00 pm
Van Community Center, 310 Chestnut Street Van, Texas.
Newsletter Published Monthly
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Opinions expressed by individual writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect official positions
of the Col. Charles DeMorse’s 29th Texas Cavalry Camp # 2269.
Letters and articles may be submitted to:
[email protected] ( Cut off for articles is 1st of the month.)
Editor- Compiler Bobby W. Smith
Col. Charles DeMorse’s 29th Texas Cavalry
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp # 2269
Commander Bobby W. Smith
Fellow Compatriot’s,
As a new year begins, I would like to remind everyone that our purpose is to Always, Remember our Fallen Veterans. To Honor them with Pride and the Dignity they deserve. To preserve their memories. Veterans of the Confederacy were AMERICAN’S also and should be dignified as such. In these days of our History many people are trying to rewrite their history, and take down their memorials. Not Only Confederate Veterans but even American History. This should be never tolerated. Our Nation’s History is what is. We should always remember it and better ourselves, from it’s transgression’s, and see that it never happens again. Always to live in brotherhood. God Bless America.
See you all, At the next Camp Meeting!
Deo Vindice
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Statement of Purpose
We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, having been commissioned by the Confederate Veterans themselves, retain our responsibility and right to adhere to the founding principles of the United States of America remembering the bravery, defending the honor and protecting the memory of our beloved Confederate Veterans, which includes their memorials, images, symbols, monuments and gravesites for ourselves and future generations.
Support the Texas Division’s Mission
The SCV Texas Division's continuing mission is to preserve the history and protect the honor and memory of our Confederate Soldier ancestors. But, we need your help. Please consider donating to our Heritage Defense Fund today. Time is of the essence as we see our flags, our monuments, and our historical sights attacked on a daily basis by those that have much more funding and undue influence with local government. Please consider donating
GEN. STEPHEN DILL LEE REVIEWING U. D. C., PARADE TAMPA, FLA.
Charge to the …… Sons of Confederate Veterans "To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana April 25, 1906
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Civil War Graves at Riverside Cemetery
in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Riverside Cemetery is interesting because it contains many graves of Civil War Soldiers. At the main gate, several historic markers document the burial of Civil War Soldiers within, including a Union General. Another marker documents the fact that Colonel Nathan Bedford Forest spent the winter of 1861-1862 in Hopkinsville.
About 300 Confederate soldiers are buried in the Camp Alcorn Cemetery within Riverside Cemetery, and apparently the vast majority of these men -- perhaps all -- died of disease in camp near Hopkinsville. How sad to leave home and family and die in such circumstances.
The identities of 101 of the Confederate soldiers are unknown, but their burial is commemorated with a historic marker at the main gate and their grave is marked with a large monument erected by John C. Latham, a contemporary from Christian County who survived the War and became a wealthy businessman.
The Dedication of the Monument and the accompanying graves was on May 19, 1887
Latham Confederate Monument
Hopkinsville, Kentucky's Riverside Cemetery is a monument on the National Register of Historic Places.
A native of Hopkinsville then living in New York City, John C. Latham, desired that deceased veterans on both sides in Hopkinsville be buried together. Latham was a millionaire in the cotton business, who fought for the Confederate States of America during the conflict. However, most of the Union veterans had already been buried at the Fort Donelson National Cemetery, so instead the mass burial would involve only Confederate veterans, 101 in total, that were scattered at various burial locations. Latham gave $1,500 to the city of Hopkinsville for the project. The dedication of the monument and the accompanying graves was on May 19, 1887, with a book, The Story of a Monument, was published by Dennison & Brown in 1888 with notes about the monument and its dedication. Latham would also donate $50,000 for the construction of turnpikes.[2][3][4]
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Latham had Hallowell Granite Works, a company based in Bangor, Maine, build the monument. The monument is made of granite and is 37 feet tall. The monument has several decorations: 18-inch-diameter (460 mm) cannonballs, Laurel wreaths, bronze cannons, and two swords.[3]
On July 17, 1997, the Latham Confederate Monument was one of sixty different monuments related to the Civil War in Kentucky placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky Multiple Property Submission. The Confederate Memorial Fountain in Hopkinsville is also in Hopkinsville; it is located by the Christian County Courthouse in downtown Hopkinsville.[5]
John C. Latham is the same man who donated Peace and Latham Parks to the city of Hopkinsville. Mr. Latham's tombstone is located in the same general area as the Unknown Confederate Soldiers' monument, and it is about the same size as the monument with a long description of his impeccable character inscribed upon it. References: 1. National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2. "JOHN C. LATHAM DEAD.; Old Wall Street Banker Made Many Bequests to Hopkinsville, Ky." New York Times August 19, 1909 3. Civil War in Kentucky 4. Amazon.com: The story of a monument: Memorial of the unveiling of the monument to the unknown confederate dead, May 19, 1887, at Hopkinsville, Ky: S. C. M: Books 5. Joseph E. Brent (January 8, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Civil War Monuments in Kentucky, 1865-1935" (pdf). National Park Service.
John C. Latham
It will be a satisfaction to the families of those buried at Hopkinsville to learn or to recall that a stately marble shaft marks their resting place. Mr. John C. Latham, of New York, was one day walking with Mr. H. C. Gant of the Hopkinsville bank, in the cemetery of that city when his attention was called to the grass-grown graves of the soldiers who died there in the fall and winter of 1861 and 1862. After returning home Mr. Latham wrote to the City Council, inclosing his check for $1,500, which he suggested should be used in beautifying the cemetery and in caring for the graves of the Federal and Confederate soldiers. The city council supplemented Mr. Latham's generous donation with $500, and appointed a committee to carry out its provisions. Later developments showed that the Federal dead had been removed to the National Cemetery at Fort Donelson. This fact changed Mr. Latham's original purpose and restricted it to the reinterments of the Confederate dead. Then it was that Mr. Latham's generous and loyal spirit prom- pted him to erect to "unknown" Confederate dead the handsomest monument in existence. Had that little memorandum book been found eleven years earlier, the inscription on the superb granite shaft would have been different.
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An erroneous impression was created by the reference to the Confederate Cemetery at Franklin, Tenn., in January Veteran. There is no debt resting upon the cemetery, but it is desired to raise the amounts designated by the States as stated so as to relieve those who have generously advanced the amount, but who would not hold any lien upon the cemetery. These sums are as follows :
"Alabama, $260; Arkansas, $210; Georgia. $140; Missouri, $260; and Texas, $180.
This is two dollars for each grave of heroes
whose States should proudly honor their memory.
Here are the inscriptions on the four sides of the Monument for the Unknown Confederate Soldiers
East side (seen above with emblem)
AROUND THIS COLUMN
(North side)
ARE RESPECTED, THE VALOR AND DEVOTION
OF THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WILL BE ADMIRED
BY THE GOOD AND THE BRAVE.
(West side)
THE SACRED DUST OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS WHO WERE ATTACHED
TO THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS: FIRST MISSISSIPPI REGIMENT THIRD MISSISSIPPI REGIMENT SEVENTH TEXAS REGIMENT
EIGHTH KENTUCKY REGIMENT FOREST'S CAVALRY
WOODWARD'S KENTUCKY CAVALRY GREEN'S KENTUCKY ARTILLERY
----- WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
1861-1865
(South side) THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED AT THE PLACE OF HIS BIRTH BY A SURVIVING COMRADE
TO COMMEMORATE THE VIRTUES OF THE CONFEDERATE DEAD
----- A.D. 1887
The Camp Alcorn Confederate Cemetery is
located in a separate area of Riverside Cemetery near the river. Each gravestone tells the name of the soldier, his rank, and his military unit. A large sandstone slab with a engraved plate gives a bit of the story. I originally thought that these gravestones marked actual graves of soldiers, but I now believe that it is a memorial to all the (known) deceased Confederate soldiers whose bodies remained in Hopkinsville. Careful reading of the engraved plate seems to confirm this.
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Riverside Cemetery also contains graves of Civil War veterans who lived out their natural lives. They are buried with their families, and their gravestones sometimes carry a notation of their rank and the regiment with which they served.
CONFEDERATE DEAD AT HOPKINSVILLE, KY.
List of the " Unknown " Found in Some
Rubbish, A singular incident occurring recently in Hopkinsville, Ky., has brought to light the names of many hitherto "unknown Confederate dead," above the dust of whom a marble shaft was reared some eleven years ago. A little memorandum book which has lain for many years in an old desk in the Bank of Hopkinsville was accidentally discovered, and its pages contain a clear record of the names of the Confederate soldiers who died there in 1861 and 1862, "chiefly from the epidemic of black measles." The little book appears to have been the property of "George K. Anderson, Cotton Gin Post Office, Texas." it contains only a record of Confederate soldiers belonging to First and Third Mississippi, Seventh Texas, Eighth Kentucky, and Forrest's Cavalry, who died and were buried in the cemetery at Hopkinsville, Ky., in the fall and winter of 1861- 62.
They were buried in rows in the northeast corner of the cemetery, the list begins in the row next to the east fence, and goes by rows Westward. The numbering begins at the south end of the rows and goes northward to the end of the rows. The names and rank of the dead are taken from the penciled inscriptions at the heads of the graves. With this concise explanation and the clearly written lists, identification would have been easy.
In 1888 the remains of the soldiers were disinterred and placed together in a beautiful spot which was marked by a handsome monument. The list is hereto appended, and may reveal to some mothers, sisters, and sweethearts the resting places of their long-lost loved ones:
First Mississippi.—
F. J. Vincent, December 28, 1861 Row 1 Semple Davis, November 10, 1861 Row 1 Hiram Gish, November 23, 1861 Row1 J. W. Wheeler. December 16, 1861 Row1 J. A. Birger, November 14, 1861 Row1 John Brogan, October 14, 1861 Row 1 J. J. Henderson, November 7,1861 Row2 C. C Singleton, January 8, 1862 Row 3 R. T. McAnulty, December 10, 1861 Row 4 J. W. Northlott. January 9, 1862 Row 4 W. J. Haister, October 21, 1861 Row 5 J. M. Reed, October 15, 1861 Row 6 A. J. Lucas, January 10, 1862 Row 7
Second Mississippi.—
Third Mississippi.—
M. Winner, January 20, 1862 Row 2 J. W. Wilkerson, November 26, 1861 Row 2 Sgt. W. D. McCloud, November 14, 1861 Row 2 W. E. Wincham; Row 2 J. B. Ferrill; Row 2 James W. Carpenter; Row 2 Samuel Barkley, November 12, 1861 Row 2 David J. McGraw, October 30, 1861 Row 2 George W. Chinn, October 27, 1861 Row 2 H. J. Hill, October 26, 1861 Row 2 George P. Green, November 23, 1861 Row 2 W. J. Bottoms, November 30, 1861 Row 2 Edmund Morgan, January 22, 1862 Row 2 Joel C. Hall, January 24,1862 Row 2 W. Singleton, October 26, 1861 Row 4 Y. H. Late, October 30, 1861 Row 4 James W. Hines, January 20, 1862 Row 4 James Palmer, November 10, 1861 Row 4 Peter A. Sewent; Row 5 Joseph Baxter, November 4, 1861 Row 5 John West, October 22, 1861 Row 5 E. W. Smith, October 26, 1861 Row 5 Phil Wilkerson, December 20, 1861 Row 6 W. W. Crow; Row 6 John Farney, November 18, 1861 Row 6 J. W. Burton, November 18, 1861 Row 6 Harmon Newson, November 1, 1861 Row 6
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J. W. Lawler, October 22, 1861 Row 6 Calvin Marfitte, October 22, 1861 Row 6 T. Perkins, Row 6 J. B. Morgan, November 21, 1861 Row 7 J. F. McBride, November 28, 1861 Row 7 Y. D. Rodney, November 4, 1861 Row 7 R. J. Southerland, October 29, 1861 Row 7 Isaiah W. James, October 26, 1861 Row 7 Joel Cooper, November 19, 1861 Row 7 J. Davis, December 20, 1861 Row 7 Wm. Tumblin, February 13, 1862 Row 8 John W. Long, February 19, 1862 Row 11 John C. Wallace, February 5, 1862 J. T. Potts, December 9, 1861 Row 18 James Kelew, October 20, 1861 Row 18 Henry J. Lard; Row 18 Cicero M. Potts, November 21, 1861 Row 18 Mathew Teyner ; Row 18 Thomas J. Teyner. Row 18
First Kentucky.—
Hugh M. Crowell, February 3, 1862 Row 8 Nicholas Bennet, January 15, 1862 Row 8 William A. Abner, February 2, 1862 Row 8
Eighth Kentucky.—
F. M. Pearson, November 16, 1861 Row 1 Edward Vaughn, December 3, 1861 Row 1 Michael Gamarton, December 12, 1861 Row1 Ferris E. McDowell, November 81861 Row 1 Claiborne Sandafur, November 5, 1861 Row1 Charles Hughs, November 11, 1861 Row 1 Capt. P. E. Ross, November 17, 1861 Row 1 J. E. Huggins, November 19, 1861 Row 1 John Buntin, November 30, 1861 Row 1 George Cannon, December 4, 1861 Row 1 German Baker, November 30, 1861 Row 1 J. T. Whitlow, October 31, 1861 Row 1 John Gray, November 16, 1861 Row 2 J. H. Bacon, January 20, 1862 Row 2 W. G. McClenan, November 12, 1861 Row 3 Young Asher, November 5, 1861 Row 3 P. L. Tippet, November 5, 1861 Row 3 Ira Rualls, November 6, 1861 Row 3 A. Combs, November 12, 1862 Row 3 W Todd, January 24, 1862 Row3 William Utley, December 2, 1861 Row 6
O. C. McKinney, December 19, 1861 Row 10 Thomas M. Mclntvre, November 10, 1862 Row 10 Henry Oldham, January 10, 1862 Row 10 G. C. Haralson ; Row 11 Miles Howell, November 19, 1861 Row 12 John Dunning, November 19, 1861 Row 12
Seventh Texas.—
F. H. Smith, December 20, 1861 Row 12 John F. Oliver, December 2, 1861 Row 12 J. J. George, December 29, 1861 Row 12 R. C. Dunbar, December 27, 1861 Row 12 James Robinson, January 13, 1862 Row 12 H. M. Story, January 13, 1862 Row 12 Thomas Clanton, January 20, 1862 Row 12 John R. Williams, January 24, 1862 Row 12 J. Hardin, December 21, 1861 Row 12 H. W. Spade, January 3, 1862 Row 12 R. W. Sparks, December 23, 1861 Row 12 Robert Cranev, February 27, 1862 Row 12 W. B. Membranie, January 1, 1862 Row 13 W. H. J. Burke, January 2, 1862 Row 13 William L. Everett, December 27, 1861 Row 13 John W. Cross, December 27, 1861 Row 13 Bailey Sypert, December 6, 1861 Row 13 William Murray, November 20, 1861 Row 13 J. A. Strain, December 2, 1861 Row 13 Newton Melton, November 15, 1861 P. K. Murray, December 1, 1861 Row 13 J. W. Davis, December 4, 1861 Row 13 M. J. Clough, December 4, 1861 Row 13 George W. Stuart. December 7, 1861 Row 13 W. W. Lewis, December 18, 1861 Row 13 William Letty ; Row 13 L. L. Holloway, December 20, 1861 Row 13 John W. Mc- Clary, December 17, 1861 Row 13 John D. Trice, December 17, 1861 Row 13 W. W. Rozell, December 17, 1861 Row 13 W. M. Webster, December 17, 1861 Row 13 D. B. Webster, December 13,1861 Row 13 A. L. Goff; Row 13 R. Hudson; Row 13 Wallis Beard, December 18, 1861 Row 13 J. R. Ballinger, December 30,1861 Row 13 J. Wilson, December 15,1861 Row 13 J. N. Barnwell, December 19,1861 Row 13 Henry Sordon, January 6, 1862 Row 13 R. F. Allen, December 15, 1861 Row 14 William Palmer, December 2, 1861 Row 14
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P. J. Naylor, December 24, 1861 Row 14 J. T. Jones, December 25, 1861 Row 14 W. J. Roberts, December 26, 1861 Row 14 M. N. Howe, December 27, 1861 Row 14 J. N. Hayes, January 9,1862 Row 14 J. W. Taylor, December 27, 1861 Row 14 L. H. Vercher, December 26, 1861 Row 14 John Mills, December 26, 1861 Row 14 Robert Jarmen, December 11, 1861 Row 14 J. L. Payneto, December 29, 1861 Row 14 Isaac Ferguson, December 22, 1861 Row 14 George W. Pegues, December 28, 1861 Row 14 James E. Watson, December 22, 1861 Row 14 J. T. Waller, December 22, 1861 Row 14 C. F. Scarborough, December 22, 1861 Row 14 F. Utzman, January 6,1862 Row 14 W. B. Middlcton. January 18,1862 Row 15 A. W. Pearson, January 10,1862 Row 15 John K. Bledsoe, January 26,1862 Row 15 Lieut. I. P. Basset, January 26,1862 Row 15 I. M. Knowle, January 24,1862 Row 15 W. W. Naylor, January 12,1862 Row 15 E. A. Beaver, January 11,1862 Row 15 W. F. Thompson, January 41862 Row 15 W. Sansbaugh, January 2,1862 Row 15 B. F. Lambeth, January 24,1862 Row 15 T. J. Harper, January 16,1862 Row 15 M. J. Elkin. January 13,1862 Row 15 B. F. Fambraugh. January 2,1862 Row 15 M. A. Feathers, January ,1862 Row 15 G. H. Wilson, January 6,1862 Row 15 John Scott, January 16,1862 Row 15 L. Martin, January 11, 1862 Row 15 James Thomas, December 28, 1861 Row 15 E. T. Stevens, December 24, 1861 Row 15 J. A. Youngblood, December 23, 1861 Row 15 P. B. Martin, January 7,1862 Row 15 John M. Payne, February 4,1862 Row 16 Ben Carr, January 12,1862 Row 16 A. J. Shelbourne, January 2,1862 Row 16 I. Percival, December 25, 1861 Row 16 Thomas Funcker. January 25 ,1862 Row 16 W. B. Ely, February 2,1862 Row 17 S. U. Perry, February 1,1862 Row 17
Forrest's Cavalry.—
N. J. Bracken, November 2,1861 Row 1 Daniel Seymore, January 31, 1862 Row 2 F. M. Smith. January 12, 1862 Row 2 James Palmer, January 22, 1862 Row 17 Job Johnson. January 16, 1862 Row 17 William Roe. January 16, 1862 Row 17 D. B. Dawson. January 9, 1862 Row 18 N. Davis, December 16, 1861 Row 9 R. J. Dyer, December 6, 1861 Row 9 John Young. December 5, 1861 Row 9 Henry Moore ; Row 9 William T. Henry, January 16, 1862 Row 9
Heucy's Kentucky Cavalry.—
James L. Traitor, January 23, 1862 Row 18 C. N. Mack, January 19, 1862 Row 18
Command Unknown.—
James Boliver. November 13,1861 Row 2 J. T. Hall, January 15, 1862 B. Adare, October 25, 1861 Row 5 T. F. Davenport, November 1, 1861 Row 6 Lewellyn Bryant. October 14,1861 Row 6 ( age 18- good boy ) George Rice. January 13, 1862 Row 11 Daniel Todd. November 21,1861 Row 11 John Robert, November 19, 1861 Row 11 W. Bradford. November 19, 1861 Row 11 W. Mathings, November 1, 1861 Row 11 F. F. Yandersyice. January 7, 1862 Row 12
It will be a satisfaction to the families of those buried at Hopkinsville to learn or to recall that a stately marble shaft marks their resting place.
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Discovery of the Notebook
Another decade went by. Then, in 1899, Mr. Harry C. Gant, president of the Bank of Hopkins- ville, was going through an old desk at the bank. In it, he discovered a notebook that had belonged to George K. Anderson, a Confederate soldier from Cotton Gin, Texas. It contained 213 deceased soldiers' names, and for each, the location in the cemetery where he was buried. Also, the record included 15 unnamed soldiers of Camp Alcorn and their final resting places. Apparently when Anderson's unit left Hopkinsville, the notebook was placed at the bank for safekeeping -- and there it stayed, forgotten for almost 40 years. Of course, by the time the notebook was found in 1899, the remains of the soldiers had already been moved from their original graves. They had been reburied together in a circle around the Latham Confederate Monument, making it impossible to assign a name to any gravesite or set of bones.
Tombstones Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans
John C. Latham's goal of giving these fallen soldiers the dignity that they deserve was completed by the Camp Alcorn Cemetery memorial, erected by a local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It honors 293 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Alcorn with individual markers that give their names, military information, and dates of death if known.
I don't know all of the sources the Sons of Confederate Veterans used in ascertaining the names of the 293 soldiers. (According to a newspaper report at the time of the discovery of the notebook, it revealed the identities of 101 men. This report seems to be in error because the notebook actually contained the names and burial sites of 227 men.) I also don't know if the tombstones were erected on the site of the original cemetery.
When I looked through the Camp Alcorn information in the Riverside Cemetery book. I was saddened to see that many of the dead Kentucky soldiers had enlisted in Hopkinsville. I suppose they were local fellows who came to town and signed up with the Confederate Army. They moved into the camp, and soon thereafter, fell ill and died from one of the several deadly diseases that were circulating through the troops that winter. Note: On 3/15/2011, corrections were made, regarding the number of names in the notebook.
THE SOLDIER'S GRAVE. BY PEARL RIVERS.
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldier's grave, A lonely, mossy mound ;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine It should he holy ground.
Speak softly, let no careless laugh.
No idle, thoughtless jest, Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest.
For him no reveille will beat When morning beams shall come; For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
Its thunders from the drum.
Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed, Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native laud, His gallant soul to God.
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CSA MEN BURIED IN THE
CAMP ALCORN SECTION
Row & Plot Last Name First Name Rank
1-1 Bogan, John, Pvt. 1-2 Whitlow, J.T., Pvt. 1-3 Sandifer, Claiborne F., Pvt. 1-4 McDowell, Finis E., Pvt. 1-5 Hughes, Charles W., Pvt. 1-6 Lemaster, Michael, Pvt. 1-7 Bizzel, J.A., Cpl. 1-8 Eison, Francis M., Pvt. 1-9 Ross, Pleasant E., Pvt. 1-10 Davis, Temple, Pvt.
1-11 Huggins, J.E.C., Pvt. 1-12 Gist, Hiram, Pvt. 1-13 Breckinridge, Robert H., Pvt. 1-14 Baker, German, Pvt. 1-15 Bunton, John, Pvt. 1-16 Vaughn, Edward, Pvt. 1-17 Canon, George W., Pvt. 1-18 Humphrey, E.W., Pvt. 8th Ky. D. 12-9-1861 1-19 Whalan, J.W., Pvt. 1-20 Vincent, T.J., Pvt. 1-21 Knight, Jesse, Pvt. 8th Ky. D. 1-1-1862 1-22 Jette, Elijah, Pvt. 8th Ky. D. 1-7-1862 1-23 Brackeen, J.A.J., Cpl. ( N. J. Bracken ) Forest Cavalry D.11-2-1861 1-24 Fortune, George Washington L., Capt. 2-1 Hill, H.J., Pvt 2-2 Chunn, George W., Pvt 2-3 Ferrill, John B., Pvt 2-4 Carpenter, James Martin, Pvt 2-5 McCrum, David J., Pvt 2-6 Oliver, James, Pvt 2-7 Steel, James O.P., Pvt 2-8 Henderson, David J., Cpl 2-9 Windham, William E., Pvt
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2-10 Barkley, Samuel, Pvt 2-11 McCloud, W.D., 1st Sgt 2-12 Gray, John, Pvt 2-13 Green, George P., Pvt 2-14 Wilkinson, J.W., Pvt 2-15 Bottoms, William J., Pvt 2-16 Smith, F.M., Pvt 2-17 Bacon, J.H., 1st Cpl 2-18 Winner, Martin, Pvt 2-19 Morgan, Edmon, Pvt 2-20 Hall, Joel Columbus, Pvt 2-21 Seymore, Daniel, Pvt 3-1 Asher, Young, Pvt 3-2 Fisher, George B., None listed 3-3 Mayberry, James, Pvt 3-4 Tippet, P.L., Pvt 3-5 Qualls, John Ivy, Pvt 3-6 Roberts, James O., Pvt 3-7 Browder, Thomas O., Pvt 3-8 Combs, A., Pvt 3-9 McClendon, W.G., Pvt 3-10 Singleton, C.C., Pvt 3-11 Hale, G.T., Pvt 3-12 Todd, William, Pvt 3-13 Christian, William F., Pvt 3-14 Moseley,William P., Pvt
4-1 McWilliams, Joseph H., Sgt 4-2 Horton, John L., Pvt 4-3 Box, A.L., Pvt 4-4 Wileman, Rufus Redy, Pvt 4-5 Livingston, William H., Pvt 4-6 Singleton, W., Pvt 4-7 Pate, William H., Pvt 4-8 Palmer, James M., Pvt 4-9 McAnulty, Robert T., Pvt 4-10 Wileman, Edward E., None Listed 4-11 Page, Daner M., Pvt 4-12 Orr, Thomas J., Pvt 4-13 Northcutt, James M., Pvt 4-14 Hines, Joseph William, Pvt
5-1 Hairston,W. J., Pvt 5-2 West, John L., Pvt 5-3 Adare, B., Pvt 5-4 Smith, C.W., Pvt 5-5 Ganong, W.L., 1st Lieut.
5-6 Baxter, Joseph, Pvt 5-7 Godwin, Akrial H., Pvt 5-8 Worsham, K.A., Pvt 5-9 Tarrant, Peter H., Pvt 5-10 Basden, John L., Pvt 5-11 Earthman, W.J., Pvt 5-12 Heathcock, Ransom S., Pvt 5-13 Duff, M.B., Pvt 5-14 Leathers, Marion, Pvt 6-1 Bryant, Lewellen M., Pvt 6-2 Reece, John C., Pvt 6-3 Reed, J.M., Pvt 6-4 Perkins, Tillman, Pvt 6-5 Lawler, J.B., Pvt 6-6 Muffette, Calvin, Pvt 6-7 Davenport, L.P., Pvt 6-8 Newsom, Harman, Pvt 6-9 Barton, James W., Pvt 6-10 Famed, John, Pvt 6-11 Crow, W.D., Pvt 6-12 Utley, William, Pvt 6-13 Wilkenson, Phil, Sgt 6-14 Williams, J.R., Pvt 7-1 James, Isaac W., Pvt 7-2 Southerland, Richard G., Pvt 7-3 Raney, V.A., Cpl 7-4 McBride, John F., 3rd Lieut. 7-5 Cooper, Joel, Pvt 7-6 Morgan, J.B., Pvt 7-7 Davis, Jonathan, Pvt 7-8 Monahan, David J., Pvt 7-9 Lucas, A.J., Pvt 7-10 Solomon, James W., Pvt 7-11 Frost, Jesse A., Pvt 7-12 Gambrell, George N., Pvt 8-1 Reed, William, Pvt 8-2 Shelton, Washington, Pvt 8-3 Browning, William, Pvt 8-4 Jennings, N.T., 1st Lieut. 8-5 Crews, G.W., Pvt 8-6 Browning, J.H., Pvt 8-7 Cole, J.T., Pvt 8-8 Drinkard, William J., Pvt 8-9 Rodgers, William Henry, Pvt 8-10 Bennett, Nicholas, Pvt 8-11 Martin, John W., Pvt
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8-12 Abner, William A., Pvt 8-13 Crowell, Hugh M., Pvt 8-14 Tumblin, William , Pvt 9-1 Stallings, Joseph A., Pvt 9-2 Stallings, James F., Pvt 9-3 Young, John B., Pvt 9-4 Dyer, R.J., Pvt 9-5 Davis, Nick, Pvt 9-6 Gibson, Benjamin P., None listed 9-7 Lashbrook, A.J., Pvt 9-8 Garner, Henry, Pvt 9-9 Henry, William F., Pvt 9-10 Smith, T.B., Pvt 9-11 Malone, James, Pvt 9-12 Jennings, G.W., 2nd Sgt 9-13 Moore, J. Henry, Pvt 10-1 Smith, William M., Pvt 10-2 Dickerson, John, Pvt 10-3 McDowell, David, Pvt 10-4 McDowell, William, Pvt 10-5 Masoncup, T., Pvt 10-6 Wimberly, Benjamin F., Sgt 10-7 McIntyre, Thomas J., Pvt 10-8 McKinarey, Oliver E., Pvt 10-9 Wilkerson, John M., Pvt 10-10 Rhea, J.H., Pvt 10-11 Wood, J.W., Pvt 10-12 Tilley, W.C., Pvt 10-13 Oldham, Henry, Pvt 10-14 White, Joseph H., Pvt 11-1 Mathings, W., None listed 11-2 Harralson, G.C., 4th Sgt 11-3 Bradford, W., None listed 11-4 Roberts, John C., Pvt 11-5 Todd, Daniel, None listed 11-6 Murphy, W.T., Pvt 11-7 Mitchell, James A., Pvt 11-8 Mason, F.M., Pvt 11-9 Edwards, Robert, Pvt 11-10 Sharp, J.H., Pvt 11-11 Rice, George, None Listed 11-12 Whiting, William D.G., Pvt 11-13 Williams, L.G., Pvt 11-14 Long, John W., Pvt
12-1 Dunning, John, Pvt 12-2 Howell, Miles, Pvt 12-3 Oliver, John E., Pvt 12-4 Smith, Stephen H., Pvt 12-5 Hardin, J.D., Pvt 12-6 Sparks, R.W., 4th Sgt 12-7 Goza, J.J., Pvt 12-8 Dunbar, R.C., Pvt 12-9 Speagles, H.W., Pvt 12-10 Vanderslice, T.F., Pvt 12-11 Robinson, James, Pvt 12-12 Story, H.M., Pvt 12-13 Clanton, Thomas, Pvt 12-14 Williams, John P., Pvt 12-15 Cravey, Robert Z.G., Pvt 12-16 Hall, Washington, Pvt 13-1 Melton, Robert Newton, Pvt 13-2 Murray, William, Pvt 13-3 Murray, P.K., Pvt 13-4 Strain, J.A., Pvt 13-5 Clough, M.J., Pvt 13-6 David, J.W., Pvt 13-7 Sypert, Bailey P., Ensign 13-8 Goff, A.L., Pvt 13-9 Stewart, George W., Pvt 13-10 Hudson, Robert H., Pvt 13-11 Petty, William, Pvt 13-12 Webster, D.B., Pvt 13-13 Wilson, John, Pvt 13-14 McCary, John W., 3rd Sgt 13-15 Rozell, W.W., Pvt 13-16 Trice, John D., Pvt 13-17 Webster, M.M., 2nd Sgt 13-18 Beard, Willis, Pvt 13-19 Lewis, W.W., Pvt 13-20 Barnwell, S.J., Pvt 13-21 Holloway, P.L., Pvt 13-22 Coore, John W., Pvt 13-23 Everett, William L., 4th Cpl 13-24 Ballinger, John L., Pvt 13-25 Mebane, W.B., Pvt 13-26 Burk, William H.B., Pvt 13-27 Jordan, Henry, Pvt
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14-1 Jarmon, Robert, Pvt 14-2 Allen, R.T., 2nd Corp 14-3 Parmer, G.W., Pvt 14-4 Furgerson, Isaac, 2nd Corp 14-5 Scarbrough, C.F., Pvt 14-6 Watson, James E., Pvt 14-7 Naylor, P.J., Pvt 14-8 Jones, J.T., Pvt 14-9 Mills, John, Pvt 14-10 Roberts, W.J., Pvt 14-11 Vercher, Lewis H., Pvt 14-12 Howe, M.N., Pvt 14-13 Taylor, J.W., 4th Corp 14-14 Waller, J.T., Pvt 14-15 Pegues, George W., Pvt 14-16 Payne, James L., Pvt 14-17 Uizman, Jacob Frank, Drummer 14-18 Hays, I.N., 4th Sgt 15-1 Youngblood, J.A., Pvt 15-2 Stephens, E.T., Pvt 15-3 Thomas, James, Pvt 15-4 Sansabaugh, William, Pvt 15-5 Featherston, Marling A., Pvt 15-6 Thompson, William H., Pvt 15-7 Wilson, George H., Pvt 15-8 Martin, P.B., Pvt 15-9 Pearson, Alfred H., Pvt 15-10 Beavers, B.A., Pvt 15-11 Fambrough, D.F., Pvt 15-12 Martin, L., Pvt 15-13 Naylor, W.L., Pvt 15-14 Elkins, M.J., Pvt 15-15 Harper, T.J., 1st Cpl 15-16 Scott, John, Pvt 15-17 Middleton, Jackson V.B., Pvt 15-18 Knowles, James M., Pvt 15-19 Lambeth, H.F., Pvt 15-20 Baswell, John P., 2nd Lieut. 15-21 Bledsoe, John K., Pvt 15-22 Wallis, John C., Pvt
16-1 Baty, J.B., Pvt 16-2 Evans, W.W., Pvt 16-3 Harrison, W.H., Pvt 16-4 Martin, A.H., Pvt 16-5 Percival, Joseph, Pvt 16-6 Woodall, Benjamin F., Pvt 16-7 Jones, T.H., Pvt
16-8 Gupton, Marcy H., Pvt 16-9 Shelburne, Andrew J., Pvt 16-10 Jack, Archibald N., 3rd Sgt 16-11 Martin, S.C., Pvt 16-12 Barron, John W., Pvt 16-13 Murphy, Robert F., Pvt 16-14 Campbell, R.M., Pvt 16-15 Carr, Benjamin F., Pvt 16-16 Fincher, Thomas M., Pvt 16-17 Payne, John M., Pvt
17-1 White, Florens J., Pvt 17-2 Martin, J.M., Pvt 17-3 Trimble, James M., 1st Sgt 17-4 Epperson, T.J., Pvt 17-5 Vanderslice, W.I., Pvt 17-6 Vincent, Abney P., Pvt 17-7 Woods, W.J., Pvt 17-8 Hanner, J.W., Pvt 17-9 Johnson, Jobe, Pvt 17-10 Rowe, William, Pvt 17-11 Palmer, James, Pvt 17-12 Sypert, A.A., 4th Sgt 17-13 Perry, S.C., Pvt 17-14 Eley, William B., Pvt 17-15 Love, A.C., Jr., Pvt 18-1 Kelough, James, Pvt 18-2 Lard, Henry J., Pvt 18-3 Potts, Cicero M., Pvt 18-4 Potts, J.F., Pvt 18-5 Dawson, D.B., Pvt 18-6 McCormack, George, Pvt 18-7 Trader, James L., Pvt 18-8 Hooper, E., None Listed 18-9 Tyner, Matthew, Pvt 18-10 Tyner, Thomas J. 2nd Cpl
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UPCOMING EVENTS
The 12th year for the Battle for Fort Crawford.
A Living History presentation of a civil war battle. Campsites, crafts and food will be available for our guests and visitors. About Organizer: Annual East Texas heritage festival in Hallsville, Texas that highlights East Texas history and heritage. Family entertainment event.
More Details to Come!
Country Club Rd, Longview, Texas 75602
THE HISTORICAL Battle of
The Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863,
was an American Civil War engagement and an important victory for Union forces in their efforts to gain control of the Indian Territory.
The Battle Re-enactment is held biannually at
the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site in Checotah, Oklahoma. The event features an Education Day with numerous stations teaching topics related to the Civil War in Indian Territory and the Battle itself. Living historians demonstrate various military drills, cooking techniques, and other everyday activities for soldiers.
The battle re-enactments are held on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the re- enactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the Original Battle, on the Original Battleground.
MORE IMFORMATION TO COME!
Oklahoma Historical Society 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-2491
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5810 South Broadway Ave. Tyler, Texas 75703
STATE of TEXAS
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