Descendants mark Confederate graves
The Tennessean, Nashville, TN - Tuesday September
Research: Quarter of county men enlisted in rebel
army died in war
FAIRVIEW —Members of Captain Ed Baxter Camp 2034 Sons of Confederate
Veterans in Fairview this past Saturday placed military gravestones
on the graves of five area Confederate veterans in Williamson and Dickson
The graves marked were those of Pvt. Daniel P. Harrison of Co. H 20th
Tennessee Infantry Regiment in the Hay Cemetery in Fairview; Pvt. William
H. Bethshears of Baxter's Battery in the Jane Jones Cemetery in Fairview;
Pvt. Harvey Clark of Baxter's Battery in the Tomlinson Cemetery in Dickson
County; Pvt. Tyree Chandler of Co. K 42nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment
in the Parker-Fowlkes Cemetery in Dickson County and Pvt. Jesse White
of Baxter's Battery in the Stuart Cemetery in Burns.
The grave-marking effort follows the production
by the Captain Ed Baxter Camp of a new book, Confederate Soldiers Of
Williamson County, Tn-Final Resting Places, that lists the burials sites
of more than 3,200 Confederate soldiers from Williamson and surrounding
Sons of Confederate Veterans member Dennis Lampley of Fairview recently
gave a presentation on the new book at a meeting of the Williamson County
Historical Society held at the Williamson County Library in Franklin.
Research for the book shows that a quarter of the soldiers enlisted
in Confederate service from Williamson County died in the war. 279 were
killed in battle, 167 died in hospitals and camps of disease and 112
died in Union prisons.
The 167-page book includes more than 100 photos of county veterans
and is available in both hard and soft covers.
Books may be ordered from Dennis Lampley at 7346 Sack Lampley Road
Bon Aqua, TN 37025. (Hardbacks $30, paperbacks $20 and include $2 per
copy postage.) Checks should be made payable to SCV Camp 2034.
Proceeds from book sales will go toward funding historical markers
for Civil War sites in the county.
Camp 2034 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fairview
Recreation Center. All meetings are open and the public is always invited.
For more information contact Lampley at 799-0916 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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