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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Zollicoffer's oak. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, August, 1903.] (search)
al views of his family in donating this ground for a Conlederate monument and cemetery. It is the spirit of such men as H. G. Trimble that makes the American republic the greatest nation in the world. Within 300 feet of this oak lives Mr. William L. Burton, a Confederate sympathizer, who on the day of the conflict was 11 years of age, and came with his father to look at the sad, weird happenings of the struggle. He saw General Zollicoffer's body, with his head resting on a root of the oak tree under which he met death. Around him were other bodies clad in gray. He and his father helped to bury these strangers. Mr. Burton has a little girl 10 years old named Dorothea Burton. For two years past on Decoration Day this child has woven a wreath of wild flowers and hung it on Zollicoffer's oak and scattered blossoms over the trenches where sleep the Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama heroes who on that fateful Sunday morning in January, 1862, went down to death. This little girl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
or Calhoun, 216. Benton, T. H., his eulogy of Lee, 87. Berkeley, Captain F. N. 14. Bethel, Battle of, 347. Bobbitt B. Boisseau, 339. Bond Captain, W. R., 235. Boteler, Hon. A. R., his house burned, 267. Bradford, U. S. Navy Admiral, 333. Breckinridge, General John C., 306. Bright. Captain R. A., 228, 356. Brooke, Colonel John M.,327. Brunswick Guards, Company H, 53d Va., roll of, 120. Buck, Captain Irving A., 162, 218. Bullock, captain n J. D., 71. Burton, W. L., 171. Cabell, W. L., 68. Canby, General E. R., 48. Capers, General F. W. 3. Carlyle, on whom to honor, 251. Cary, Misses Hettie and Constance, 70. Chaffin's Bluff Battalion, 141. Chancellorsville Battle of 282. Chambersburg Burning of, 261. Charlestown, Imboden's dash into, 11. Chickamauga, Battle of, 155, 360. Chisholm, Alexander Robert, 32. Christian, Hon. George L., 250, 340. City Battalion, Richmond, 25th Infantry, officers of 303. Cleburne, General