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NICHOLSON, Charles J. G., born ca. 1843 and died 30 Nov 1864 in Franklin during the Battle of Franklin 24th TN Infantry Co. G, (Duck River Rifles). Charley was shot seven or eight times, dying on the Federal breastworks near Gen. Strahl. His remains were brought home a few days later by Humphrey Hardison and buried with military honors in the family graveyard near Rock Spring by Captain Fount Scott and an accompanying escort. The day before he was killed, he passed in sight of his home while making the march along the Davis Ford Road, and despite the entreaties of his family (and sweetheart) to take his furlough and stop, he went on with the command. 
Note: Brian Sharp, of the Son's of the Confederacy, and Linda Sharp Yates (descendants of Charles Nicholson) have acquired a Confederate States of America grave marker for him which has been placed just this month in the Charles Hardison Cemetery on Rock Springs Road just down the street from the church).

Photography by Carol Andrews. Information sent in by Linda Sharp Yates May 06.
Top photo sent in by Faye Bradford 21 Jul 2009