On this Memorial Day, I would like to remember a few of my Civil War ancestors who gave their lives for what they believed in.
1. Henderson Vestal, 1st TN Infantry, Killed at Perryville
2. David Martindale, 4th TX Infantry, Killed at Antietam
3. Thomas Godkin, 160th NY Infantry, Killed in a skirmish with Confederates in Louisiana, 1864
4. Edmund Fitzgerald, 24th TN Infantry, Killed at Shiloh
5. William Cincinnati Pearson, 43rd AL Infantry, Killed at the Battle of the Crater
This holiday has its origin in the post Civil War era where it was formerly known as Decoration Day. So as we remember veterans of more recent wars, please take a minute and remember veterans of more distant wars as well.
Fortes Creantur Fortibus
My name is Lee Hutch and I am a Civil War Addict.