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History of the Confederate graves at the Canton Cemetery


Unknown Soldiers

We are pleased to announce that since this website was inaugurated, we have  received four additional names of the 97 soldiers that still remain unknown.  These names will be submitted to the Veterans Administration for their official markers.


BRADSHAW

Pvt. Alexander Houston Bradshaw, 29th Mississippi Infantry.  His wife states on her Confederate pension application that Pvt. Bradshaw, her husband, died 9 January 1864 in Canton, Ms., from wounds he received 29 December 1863.  This information from family records is provided by G-G-Grandson Gerald Jones.

HARDIN

James M. Hardin, Co. E, 16th Alabama Infantry. His service record shows that he died 18 April 1862, Canton, Mississippi. (Submitted by his descendant Niece Ruth Hinkle Kicklighter, 24 Jul 1998)

RAINEY

Pvt. Samuel Hiram Rainey (Raney, Rany), Co. F, 16th South Carolinia Infantry. (submitted by his GGG Grandson Jim Johnson, 14 Jul 1998) Rainey's muster roll slips, in the remarks section, says " Absent - sick in hospital at Canton, Miss." from May & June 1863 until the last one Jan & Feb 1864. After that he disappears from time.

WRIGHT

Pvt. Benjamin Archibald Wright, Company A, 30th Georgia Infantry. b. 14 May 1828, died Canton, Ms. 3 Jul 1863, typhoid fever.  The "History of Butts County, Ga.", p. 649 states he died in Canton, buried in Civil War Cemetery.  Widow's pension from Ga., states he died in Canton. Information provided by G-G-Grandson Hugh Wright Watkins.


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