Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

The holiday we celebrate this weekend had its origins in the aftermath of the Civil War. Although none of my direct ancestors died during that war, many of my ancestral families suffered the loss of a loved one. Today I honor those men.

John H. Forshee
(1836-1864)
Private, Co. C, 31st Missouri Infantry USA
Great-granduncle

Benjamin T. Forshee
(1838-1865)
8th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia
Great-granduncle

Joseph F. Forshee
(1842-1863)
Co. D., 31st Missouri Infantry USA
Great-granduncle

John A. Hammontree
(1838-aft 1862)
Private, Co. H, 28th (Gray’s) Louisiana Infantry CSA
2nd Great-granduncle

William C. Martindale
(1839-1863)
Private, Co. G, 2nd Mounted Rifles Arkansas CSA
Great-granduncle

John R. Miller
(1839-1862)
Private, Co. H, 28th (Gray’s) Louisiana Infantry CSA
Husband of Frances Elizabeth Spurlock, Great-grandaunt

Andrew J. Owens
(1841-?)
Private, Co. B., 12th Louisiana Infantry CSA
Great-granduncle

William Green Spurlock
(1838-1862)
Private, Co. B, 12th Louisiana Infantry CSA
Great-granduncle


© 2013 Denise Spurlock

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