Was your ancestor the woman who took care of CYRUS BENJAMIN WHITE when he was wounded and later died at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee during the Civil War?
CYRUS BENJAMIN WHITE was born in 1834 in Talbot County, Georgia.
Cyrus, along with his older brother Moses and younger brother William Valentine, all joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Cyrus and William joined together in Talbotton, Georgia, on April 28, 1862. They both enlisted for three years, joining Captain J. H. Persons' Company of Crawford's Regiment of the Georgia Cavalry. This later became Company C of the 3rd Regiment of Georgia Cavalry. They mustered in at Columbus, Georgia, May 19, 1862. Moses did not join until April, 1864
Cyrus entered as a Private. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant, then to 2nd Sergeant. On September 6, 1864 he was wounded at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee--later dying of his wounds. (Research done by Howard & Mary White)
Patrick White told that his Dad (William Valentine) and Uncle Cy were on a raid up north when Uncle Cy was shot. William Valentine stopped to help him, but uncle Cy said "No, you go on or they will get you, too". He said that Uncle Cy's folks would get letters from a woman who was taking care of Cy saying "He seems to be doing OK." Then one day a man brought Uncle Cy's sword and things with a note that just said "He died." -Hardy
I have always wondered if that story has been passed down in the family that took care of my 2nd great grand uncle Cyrus. I am posting this story in hopes that someone will know where Cyrus is buried, or have other information that would help our family to complete the story of Uncle Cy. If your ancestor was the woman who cared for him, we would really appreciate hearing from you.----Sincerely, Katrina Sampler McGhee
NEW NOTE--DECEMBER, 2011: Through Findagrave, I have researched all of the cemeteries that are listed in Lawrence County, Tennessee. I hoped that Uncle Cy might have been buried in a family cemetery there and that maybe his name was recorded. I did find the following concerning Appleton Cemetery:
Cemetery notes and/or description:
This cemetery is abandoned and in the middle of a field about 500 feet from the Dobbins Cemetery. People who lived in the area say many slaves were buried here. Also, there was some soldiers buried here who were killed during a skirmish in the Civil War. There are no known records of the names of these soldiers.