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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery (search)
nly 16 surviving members of the Botetourt Artillery, and several of them were present. The ceremony was held at night, in the First Baptist Church, and despite inclement weather the edifice was filled. The audience was called to order by Mr. John T. Anderson, son of the first commander of the battery, who introduced Governor James K. Vardaman, who delivered the address of welcome. Mr. Anderson followed tendering the tablet to the United States Government, and it was received by Captain Wm. T. Rigby, Chairman of the Vicksburg Park Commission. The tablet bears the following inscription: Virginia Botetourt Artillery, Stevenson's Division, Army of Vicksburg. Captain John W. Johnston, Lieutenant Francis G. Obenchain. It is located on Confederate Avenue, on Virginia Circle, near Stout's Bayou Bridge, and is erected on a granite pedestal. The touching story of the battery graphically given by Miss Mary Johnston, the distinguished authoress, daughter of the second commander
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate dead buried in the Vicksburg Cemetery. (search)
The Confederate dead buried in the Vicksburg Cemetery. Notes Furnished by Capt. William T. Rigby. Undertaker J. Q. Arnold buried 1,593 soldiers (nearly all Confederate), from February 15, 1862, to July 4, 1863, as shown by his record book. Of these, Captain Rigby has made notes of the following, because many of the names furnish information to him, and others he wishes to look up data concerning, and many of which belong to commands which will add materially to his records. They are aCaptain Rigby has made notes of the following, because many of the names furnish information to him, and others he wishes to look up data concerning, and many of which belong to commands which will add materially to his records. They are as follows: Extracts from the records of Undertaker Arnold, of burials in the Confederate cemetery at Vicksburg, Miss: 1863. May 19—Major J. B. Anderson (officers' lot). May 20—Soldier of 27th Louisiana, killed at breastworks. May 20—J. P. Herndon, of Deboise Battery. May 20—Green W. Willis, Company D, 1st Miss. Light Artillery. May 20—Sergt. Fatherie, Company D, 1st Miss. Light Artillery. May 21—Lieut. W. Lewhart, Company I, 38th Mississippi. May 21—W. J. Boyce