Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Old Mulkey

Dudeboy and I have been so busy lately that I have fallen behind on our postings.  Soon we will return with entries pertaining to our War of 1812/Canada trip, but first we need to post a couple more recent entries that relate to the Civil War.

This past weekend, we fell-in with the 9th Kentucky at our annual "homecoming" Old Mulkey encampment. Above is the unveiling of our new colors, replacing the much worn one that has been in use for 20 years. As the website for the 9th states, "We have chosen to recreate the flag as it appeared the day it was first unfurled from its case in the camp of Col. Grider there near Corinth, MS and not as it likely later appeared with numerous battles' names painted up and down its far right side."
Stacking arms . . .

After a 3-volley salute at the Old Soldiers Cemetery in Tompkinsville, we posed with our old flag for the last time before the new historical marker noting what at one time was a national cemetery. Due to the small size of the plot most of the soldiers were moved to Nashville in 1867, and this became a public cemetery. At one time there were over 100 soldiers buried here. Of the few that remain, most are from the 9th Ky.

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