| Posted 04/15/12 at 09:05 PM|| #1 |
|On Saturday the 21st of this month, there will be a Confederate marker dedication at the grave of Sgt. John L Morgan near Reliance, TN. Sgt. Morgan was from Co. B and was flag bearer of the 29th TN Volunteer Infantry. He was captured while on furlough before the start of the Atlanta campaign, and spent most of the rest of the war as a prisoner at Ft. Delaware. He was present when the Immortal 600 were chosen. Morgan refused to galvanize or take the Oath to free himself. I myself am related to Morgan.|
Here is a map of the location
The ceremony is being hosted by the Tellico Iron Works chapter of the UDC. The 29th TN will provide an honor guard, but the more reenactors the better. The ceremony will begin at 10 AM
| Posted 04/21/12 at 04:33 PM|| #2 |
|I may add some more photos later, but here are two.|
A photo of John Morgan's gravestone and the new Confederate marker
Several Morgan items. You can see the original photo and a blown up image. The Confederate Cross of Honor is in the lower right. The other two metals are reunion metals. The one in the lower left is from a CSS Alabama reunion. I don't know why he was there, unless it was meant to be a broader Confederate reunion, or possibly, he met some of the Alabama crew while he was a POW. That's my best guesses at the moment.
| Posted 04/21/12 at 07:40 PM|| #3 |
|Honorable Kin, Thanks for sharin Brother |
| Posted 04/22/12 at 11:18 AM|| #4 |
|Yea, thanks for sharing. That is one serious looking fellow. I'd hate to be on the opposing side and run up with him in a hand to hand fight.|
My hat is off to the man for not taking the Yankee oath.
I recently saw a pic of Lees pardon he signed. So sad.
| Posted 04/22/12 at 01:09 PM|| #5 |
thanks for sharing. Those are some nice momentos. If I'm not mistaken, he's proudly holding a Bible in the later photo of him. Being photographed was a significant event in that time. One often dressed up in ones Sunday best, wore significant medals, decorations, etc. But your ancestor chose to place The Good Book front and center as his legacy to posterity. Speaks volumes to me......