News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
April 29, 1874, Page 3
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We learn that while the hands at Tumlin’s Ferry, near Euharlee, were at work on the rope yesterday, one of them undertook to spring up from the skiff and catch it, but falled (sic).  In his fall he struck the side of the skiff, upset it and drowned three of the men, of whom there were six; all colored.


Kingston Items.

The good people have lately been quite busy fixing up the graves of our fallen braves.  The grave yard is nicely worked out, and the fence whitewashed, giving the premises a cleanly, beautiful appearance.  The ladies God bless them! Labored all the week, making wreaths and collecting flowers with which to decorate the graves, which took place on the 26th instant.  Sunday was appointed for the memorial address by Dr. Felton, who came on time and made a most beautiful effort, to an appreciative audience of some five hundred persons.  The procession was an imposing one while proceeding to the cemetery.  The graves were beautifully and tastefully decorated.

A proposition from Co. C. W. Howard to purchase and erect a monument to these fallen braves, was unanimously agreed to, and a meeting was proposed of the citizens, at the M. E. Church in this place, at 2 o’clock on Monday, to ratify this action.  The probability is, the monument will be put up.


Cassville News.

“OLD DAVE,” a former servant of Maj. A. M. LINN, is dead.  He is said to have been in the neighborhood of one hundred years of age.  He made a faithful servant; remained true during the war, and did what he could to make supplies and defend the family, while the Maj. Was in the service of his country.  The negroes are paying him the honor of a longer and larger procession than they have ever shown any one else.


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