Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog


Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on March 18, 2012

Small stories that don’t warrant larger posts all their own.


Image: Sgt. Tori Neeley with the Selma Police Department dusts the top of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument for fingerprints Monday after a large, bronze bust of Bedford was discovered missing. — Tim Reeves, Selma Times-Journal.

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  1. Patrick Young said, on March 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Hopefully Bob Dylan won’t try to cut Seeger’s mic when “Pete goes electric” at Newport.

  2. Andy Hall said, on March 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    That’s a real possibility. Cemeteries are generally secluded places, and things like that have happened here. Hard to imagine they could get away with selling it for scrap, though, given the publicity.

  3. Lee White said, on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Andy, A minor FYI since its something I have spent time with, the Cleburne coat is not what he was wearing when he was killed. The note that came with the coat to the MOC claims that it was, but the holes in it dont match up and look more like moth damage. Also, the descriptions of Cleburne put him in a plain field service coat, not a fancy dress coat.

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