Civil War Veteran Burial Location Project Launched
The Fentress County Historical Society has entered into a joint project with the East Tennessee Historical Society and thirty four other East Tennessee Counties to identify and survey the burial location and condition of the gravestone for any Civil War Veteran who is buried in the thirty five counties of East Tennessee. The project was launched by the East Tennessee Historical Society as a part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial observance, 2011-2015.
The goal of the Fentress County Historical Society will be to identify and survey the burial information on those Civil War soldiers – Union and Confederate - who lived in and served from Fentress County, whether buried in Fentress County or elsewhere; those who are buried in Fentress County, regardless of where they were from; and any Civil War Veteran recognized under the ETHS “Civil War Families of Tennessee” program. Any Civil War Soldier serving from or buried in Fentress County as it was defined in 1861 is eligible for inclusion, which would include much of the present Pickett County.
In summary, criteria for inclusion will include:
When complete, the combined lists of all 35 East Tennessee Counties will become an online database for individual research and remembrance.
The Historical Society is asking for the public’s help in this project, and has prepared an information sheet and forms on which to report burial sites and a survey of any gravestone markers found. These may be picked up at the local library in Jamestown, at the FCHS Museum in Allardt, or at the Fentress Courier office. For more information, please call Willie Beaty at 879-7622, Kathy Williams at 879-9248, or Sarah Copley at 879-4325.
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