Legacies: June 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vandals Hit Cemetery

Along with flowers and Confederate flags, there is now yellow crime scene tape marking the graves of several Hays County founders in the historic Kyle Cemetery.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Department received a call on Saturday that around 30 gravesites in the cemetery on Old Stagecoach Road had been vandalized.

The headstones — some more than six feet tall — were knocked over with many fallen to the ground, severely damaging some and shattering others.

Vandals Hit Cemetery

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Arkansas Boy Martyr of the Confederacy

David Owen Dodd (1846 - 1864) , known as the
"Boy Martyr of the Confederacy," was hanged as a
Confederate spy by Union forces at Little Rock,
January 8, 1864

More on this young man HERE

Dodd's Grave
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, AR

50 headstones vandalized in Fayetteville's oldest cemetery

Story HERE

Some of the damaged gravesites dated back to the Civil War or earlier, including that of Cyrus Murphy, a confederate soldier in the 38th N.C. Infantry.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Old Douglas, the Confederate camel

"Old Douglas" Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Confederate companies took various mascots to war with them. An Arkansas regiment took a wildcat, a Louisiana regiment fittingly took a pelican. Most unusual of all was the 43rd MS Infantry's "Old Douglas" the camel, who served with the unit until killed by Yankee sharpshooters at Vicksburg; he has a tombstone in that city's Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Confederate monument located in Saint Cloud, Florida.

As you can see, it is a fairly recent addition to the fading legacy of the righteous battle our Confederate forebears fought.

Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.