"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
- 7 February 2003

Six Confederate Gravemarker Dedications

On Sunday, May 18, 2003, the Milam County Genealogical Society, will dedicate six Confederate Gravemarkers in five Milam County cemeteries.

The event will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Hurt-Graham Cemetery located in Elevation (near Milano) dedicating the two "In Memory" gravemarkers for the brothers, F. M. Cave & Wayne Cave, both Privates in Company E, 4th Texas Cavalry (Milam County Guards - Captain Charles Buckholts' Company, 1st Regiment, Silbey's Brigade, Texas Mounted Volunteers).

At Noon the gravemarker of Henry Goldsticker will be dedicated at the Jewish Cemetery in Rockdale. Henry was a Private in the Lavaca Guards, Light Infantry Company, 24th Brigade, Texas State Troops.

The gravemarker of Marcus "Mark" Shuffield will be dedicated at 1:00 p.m. - in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. In 1864, he was enlisted, with his father James S. Shuffield, in the 851st Militia District of Bartow County, Georgia.

Services will continue at 2:00 p.m. in the Little River Cemetery at Jones Prairie for James S. Shuffield, a member the 851st Militia District with his son Mark.

The last dedication of the day will be a 3:30 p.m. in the Pin Oak Cemetery, (located between the Hanover Community and Gause), for John Henry Alley who was a First Sergeant and served with F.M. and Wayne Cave, in Company E, 4th Texas Cavalry (Milam County Guards - Captain Charles Buckholts' Company, 1st Regiment, Silbey's Brigade, Texas Mounted Volunteers).

Throughout the day there will be Confederate re-enactors, cannon salutes, black powder musket gun salutes, music and other tribute events at each of the services. Everyone is invited to attend.

The attire suggested for the event is business casual, period dress or Confederate uniform. You should bring a lawn chair and the ceremonies will be conducted, rain or shine! It is appropriate if you or your organization wish to place flowers or a wreath at any of the ceremonies.

For more information, contact: Lynna Kay Shuffield, telephone: 713/692-4511 or write, P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604.

United Daughters of the Confederacy

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a Southern heritage organization whose members are the direct and collateral female descendants of the soldiers, sailors, and statesmen of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). The aims of the General organization, which was founded in Nashville, TN, in 1894, are to preserve and protect the historical writings of the Confederacy, the true history of its people, and historic sites of Confederate valor, while honoring the memory of those gallant boys in gray.

If you are interested in membership, please visit the Texas Division UDC website at: http://www.txudc.org/ or you can write the UDC General Headquarters, 328 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 or telephone: 804/355-1636.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is the flagship Division of the Army of Trans-Mississippi Department and was organized in October 1897. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the confederate armed forces, through either direct or collateral family lines. If you are interested in members, please visit the Texas Division SCV website at: http://www.texas-scv.org/ or telephone: 1-800-MY SOUTH or write P. O. Box 59, Columbia, TN 38402.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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