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Confederate veterans mourn comrade


Confederate veterans mourn comrade
Texas Confederate veterans gather in Stockdale for the funeral of their old comrade, Medley McGee, in 1911.


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Texas aligned itself with the Confederate States of America during the “War Between the States,” perhaps better known now as the American Civil War, fought from 1861-65.

Texans who fought and survived returned home to rebuild their lives. Many old comrades reunited in the years after, often for sad occasions, including mourning the passing of their brothers-in-arms.

The Confederate veterans in this photo, taken in 1911, gathered in Stockdale for the funeral of their old comrade, Medley McGee, who died March 1, 1911. Veterans include (standing, from left) Henry Smith, W.S. Palm, James Sutton, J.J. Grissom, W.R. Park, (seated) R. Bishop, H.B. Edmiston, L.S. McCoy, and J.P. Cornelison.

Local historian Shirley Grammer sent this photo by e-mail, from a scanned copy of the original, owned by Jo Salter. It appeared in a Wilson County history book published in the early 1990s.

Sesquicentennial Committee members are LaJuana Newnam-Leus, 830-393-2166; Shirley and John Grammer, 830-947-3176; Maurine Liles, 830-393-4959; and Gene Maeckel, 830-484-2536.

The Sesquicentennial Committee is organizing celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wilson County. Anyone interested in helping with one of the celebration committees is invited to contact one of these individuals.
 
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Brad  
August 13, 2009 7:20am
 
 
Sorry to disagree with you. This was not a civil war, or a war between states. The war was between two nations. The U.S. even acknowledged this right after the war. I refer ... Read More Read More
 

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