Re: Donelson Union dead, another comment
Believe it or not, a Price out of Arkansas who was the first cousin of my great grandmother,
survived that hell hole that the Union called Camp Douglas.
I am also the descendant or relative of probably at least five known missing Confederates.
One (a cousin) fell at Shiloh and was thrown in the pits; another (an uncle) was shot at Shiloh and
died by April 30, 1862 and God only knows where his remains are;
one (another uncle and full brother to the other) was captured down near Natchez and died in prison up North;
one (uncle) was captured at Helena on the 4th of July and while he was alive when the war ended,
never came home, too ill to make it; and one, my ggg grandfather, Lt. Fielding Price of the 1st Arkansas Cav.
was captured and died of smallpox at the Yankee Prison in Little Rock.
I am also the descendant of people who owned the Mayflower, were on the Mayflower, and who
fought in the American Revolution and all of that is proven. I honestly have enough documented history
to join almost any group in the USA.
I may even be a descendant of the Lost Colony though that has yet to be proven or disproven.
So my folks deserved to have marked graves too.
I am pretty sure that Fielding Price was placed outside of the National Cemetery in Little Rock as
a CSA Unknown. I seriously doubt the rest do have any type of marker.
I would be happy to know that mine had received such a tribute as hers did.
All of my kin were Christians, and all came from families that were considered good educated people at that time.
Today's standards and yesterdays were not one and the same. Mr. Hodge explained it nicely.
So while this may rock the boat with someone, lots of this stuff is closer to the surface than
the nice lady may realize.