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Grave Marker Dedication, Pvt. Samuel McCamish

Grave Marker Dedication and Memorial Service for Private Samuel McCamish, Company I, 43rd Tennessee Infantry

A Memorial Service including dedication of a Grave Marker, will be held at the Lower Spring Creek Cemetery, Riceville, Tennessee, Monday, Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, 12 Noon.

Private Samuel McCamish, 51 year old Farmer of Bradley County, Tenn., enlisted in Company I, 43rd Tennessee Infantry, January 1, 1862 at Charleston, Tenn. Enduring the 47 day Vicksburg siege, he was shipped with the paroled sick and wounded from a Vicksburg hospital, July 24, 1863, to Mobile Bay, Alabama via New Orleans, Louisiana. He never reached home leaving his wife and children with no news of his fate. Efforts to locate his burial site have been to no avail.

Directions to the cemetery are found at: