April 15, 1897



Ex-Confederate Soldiers Form An Organization.


Monday pursuant to a call a number of old ex-Confederate soldiers met in Marion for the purpose of organizing a Camp. The G. A. R. Post tendered the use of their hall for the organization. Capt. T. J. Johnson of Princeton came down and assisted in the organization. The following officers were elected:

    A. M. Hearin, president.
    R. W. Wood, vice-president.
    R. E. Pickens, secretary.
    J. P. Pierce, treasurer.
    W. E. Potter, chaplain.

It was agreed that the camp meet three times yearly --first Monday of each circuit court.

The following old soldiers were present and participated in the organization:

H M Cook, J N Franks, R W Wood, R B Door, D F Guess, S P Weldon, A M Hearin, R G Brown, W D Williams, J B Doss, R E Fowler, H W McKee, A S H Boyd, J P Pierce, R E Pickens, W E Potter, A J Eskew, T T Murphy, G M Russell, Horace Williamson.

The next meeting of the Camp will be at the June term of circuit court. There are some fifty or sixty ex-confederate soldiers in the county, and it is expected that all will join the Camp.


Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, April 15, 1897, Image 1 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


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