An Amazing Discovery
Every once in a while, stories like this pop up. It wasn’t too long ago that a Confederate soldier who had died at the Battle of Chickamauga was identified and buried with honors. There must be many long-forgotten little cemeteries and family plots that contain Civil War soldiers’ remains. Here is another example of a recent discovery.
TEXAS CEMETERY DISCOVERY
A routine survey of a small East Texas towns cemetery revealed an amazing discovery. Over a half-dozen War Between the States veterans are buried there.
The find was made at the East Mountain cemetery in Gregg county.
For a town of only 800 people, the find at old East Mountain cemetery was remarkable.
Several of the men had moved to Texas after the war, like many did to start a new life. Texas was “the land of opportunity.”
Cemetery board members plan on having a historical marker dedication to commemorate the site in October.
(Article courtesy of Dixie Heritage Newsletter, September 28, 2018 ed.)