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Dedication of Boone gravemarker slated

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

The John R. Massey Camp No. 152, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will dedicate the V.A. gravemarker for Capt. Nathan Boone of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Escort, CSA, on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.

Capt. Boone is buried in the Booneville Cemetery. He was from the Booneville area in Lincoln County and is a descendant of Daniel Boone, showing much of the resourcefulness of that old pioneer. He joined the Tennessee Volunteers to fight the Mexican War from 1846-1949. He was described as fearless, and his courage knew no bounds.

Boone was wounded several times during the War Between the States, the last time suffering a serious saber wound to his head during the Battle of Selma, Ala., in 1865.

Following the war, he was the sheriff of Lincoln County and was appointed the warden of the state prison in Nashville by Gov. Marks.

Boone died at his home in Booneville on Nov. 21, 1989.

The guest speaker for the dedication will be Dr. Michael R. Bradley, past Tennessee Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, retired professor from Motlow State Community College, a well-known author of several books on Gen. Forrest and the War Between the States and also a retired Presbyterian minister.

The ceremony will feature uniformed re-enactors, United Daughters of the Confederacy in antebellum attire and musicians. Refreshments will be served following the dedication.

The dedication and program are free and open to anyone interested in southern history. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a heritage organization for men who have an ancestor who served honorably in the Confederate Army or Navy. For more information on the SCV, visit www.scv.org.