News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 18, 1899, Page 1
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Relics of The War.
Souvenirs of the Late Unpleasantness Carried to Charleston.

Mr. J. W. Headden, who attended the confederate reunion at Charleston last week, carried with him several souvenirs of the late unpleasantness between the states to show to his former comrades in arms.

He had $122 in confederate money which he said was his year’s wages for fighting the Yankees, a thirty days furlough and transportation from Ft. Kershaw to his home issued January, 1865, and several pictures of himself taken during the war.  He also had several bills of the Central railroad and some issued by the city of Savannah.  He was in company K, of the 8th Georgia regiment.

Mr. Headden had with him a powder horn which was used in the revolutionary war, and said that he had a revolutionary rifle at home but did not carry it with him.


May 18, 1899, Page 1
The Courant American

Memorial Day.
Graves of Confederates at Cassville to be Decorated Next Saturday.

The annual decoration of the graves of confederates buried at the cemetery at Cassville will come off next Saturday.  The ceremonies to be among the most impressive and interesting of any ever held there.  The Cassville chapter of the Daughters of Confederacy, succeeded in raising funds sufficient to purchase head and footstones for all graves, and the same have been place in position and will be viewed with satisfaction by those who will assemble to pay tribute and do honor to those who wore the gray now resting beneath the sod.  There will doubtless be a large crowd present.  P. M. B. Young camp of Confederate veterans of this city, has received an invitation to be present, and if not attending as a body, numerous of its members will be present.

All veterans of the county are requested to be on hand.

Rev. Alex W. Bealer has been chosen orator of the day, and his ability as a speaker is guaranty that the address will be well worth listening to.

Mrs. James A. Rousaville, of Rome, the president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be at Cassville on Saturday.  She will attend the decoration exercises in the morning and will be entertained by the Cassville Chapter, U. D. C., in the afternoon.  The presence of the Cartersville Daughters is expected.  The presence of Mrs. Rounsaville, who has been zealous in the affairs of the Daughters and because of her prominence as an official, will be an event of the occasion. [Both spellings Rousaville and Rounsavillle are used in the article.]



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