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History of the Confederate graves at the
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
The information on these pages provided by
Patrick M. Harrison
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