Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Civil War Head Stones – Part II

I missed one that should have been on the last post.

This headstone was found in Gibson County in a cemetery on Hwy 185 between Hwy 54 (Bradford-Trenton section) and Dyer.  Click on the map below for more detail.




This is the final resting place of Thomas J. Vickers of Company F, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.  I know many locals like to think that all men in this area fought for the C.S.A., but research shows that this unit was a Union cavalry outfit.  The roster of members for the entire outfit is posted here

This proves what a personal type of war this was that pitted brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor.


Vickers Map

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