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ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Compiled & submitted by Mary Bob McClain Richardson.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

BURIED AT ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH

CEMETERY

and

"THE BATTLE OF ZION"

ARMSTRONG, Samuel Henry, Jr.,  27 Jun 1842 - 3 Jul 1902.  (Son Samuel H. & Martha Frierson Armstrong; 19th Cav., C.S.A. MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There is a S.H. ARMSTRONG listed  in the 19th Calvary, Co. A,  who is the father of Samuel H. ARMSTRONG, Jr.  The only other listing I could find in Sailor and Soldiers Systems is Samuel ARMSTRONG, that served in the 4th Calvary.  (NARA)"I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys."The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw John J. Stephenson, my friend and step-brother, and David F. Watkins my own dear brother, and Arch Lipscomb, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S.H. ARMSTONG, Albert Dobbins, Alex Dobbins, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye,Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried....   ("Co. Atych" by Watkins, Samuel R.  pg 92)

ARMSTRONG,  Samuel Henry, Sr.,  25 Aug 1800 - 29 May 1869.   " C.S.A.;  Elder Zion Church, 35 years.; MCTC).  Buried Zion Cemetery.  19th Reg Tn Calvary (Biffle's) Co. E & Co. F, Confederate side, rank in Sgt. rank out Sgt.  (NARA)

ARMSTRONG,  Capt. James Gray,   25 Dec 1829 - 4 Jan 1863.  (Son Samuel H. & Martha Frierson Armstrong;  Co. A, 23 Tenn Inf., C.S.A.;  never married;  MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  23rd Tennessee Infantry Martin's Regiment Co. 1A, Confederate side, rank in Capt. rank out Capt.  (NARA)

ARMSTRONG,  Moses Gordon,  14 Nov 1832 - d.  11 Dec 1895.  (Son Samuel H. & Martha Frierson Armstrong;  23rd Inf, C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.   23rd Tennessee Infantry (Martin's Reg), Co. 1A,  rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. (NARA)

ARMSTRONG,  George D.,  13 Mar 1829 - 3 May 1962.  (Son Wm. Gordon & Susannah A. Frierson Armstrong;  Sgt. Co. C, 48th Inf, C.S.A.;  d. prisoner of war; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  48th Reg (Voorhies) Co. E, Tennessee Infantry, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Sgt.  (NARA)

ARNELL,  William Lewis,  d.  no date.  "C.S.A., Lawyer, Soldier".  (Son Rev. James M. & Jean F. Mayes Arnell;  d. from illness in 1863, while in army.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.   No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

BARNES,  Thomas,  d.  no date.   C.S.A.; (MCTC).    Buried ZION PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY. No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

BARNES,  William,  d.  no date.   C.S.A.; (MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA).

BRANK,  Robert H.,  1827 -  d.  1904.  (Son Robert H. & Ruth Davidson Brank;  Co. H, 1st Tenn Inf., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  lst/27th Consolidated Regiment Tn Infantry Co. H rank unknown/ 1st Reg Tn Infantry (Feild's) Co. H.   Rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA).  (This is a relative of Ephraim McLean b. 1730, Scotland.  mb)

BRATTON,  Samuel H.  20 Feb 1837 - 13 Mar 1885.  (Co G.; 9th Tenn Cav Bat., C.S.A.;  TS broken.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th (Gantt's) Battalion, Tennessee Calvary, Co. C & Co. G. Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA) 

BROWN,  Samuel Tennant,  14 Sep 1835 - 7 Jan 1897.  (Son of David C. & Clotilda Stephenson Brown;  Co. K, 48th Tenn Inf., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  48th (Voorhies) Reg., Tennessee Infantry Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Sgt. rank out Sgt.  (NARA)

BUNCH,  Sol H.,  1830 - d.  1905.  (Son Solomon & Anna Bunch;  Co. A, 9th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. A, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt., Alternate name S.H./BUNCH.  (NARA)

BURTON, Charles E.,  24 Mar 1811 - 25 Jun 1898.  (C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

CARTHEL,  Thomas Joseph,  ( d. 22 Jul 1864 in Atlanta; Capt. Co. G, 47th Tenn Inf., C.S.A.; no tombstone; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  47th Regiment Tennessee Infantry Co. G, Confederate side, rank in Captain rank out Captain.  (NARA)

CECIL,  Gordon,  1845 - d.  1915.  (Co. E, 6th Tenn Inf.; MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in the Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.

COOPER,  Addison,  no dates.  C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  Cooper's Regiment Tennessee Calvary, Co. A, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

 COOPER,  Col. Duncan Brown,   21 Apr 1845 - d.  4 Nov 1923.  "Son of Matthew Delamere & Marion Brown Cooper;  C.S.A.;  Concrete slab with Confederate flag.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  Col. Duncan Brown Cooper, was born April 21, 1845 - Columbia, Maury Co., Tennessee the son of Matthew Delamere Cooper and Marian Witherspoon Brown.  He was born at "Mulberry Hill" and reared as the son of rach and well-known business man and planter, growing up in the society of Columbia, and Nashville, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisianna.  "Dunc"  Cooper enlisted at the organization of Capt. John B. Hamilton's Co. A, 2nd Battalion, Tennessee Calvary (later lst Tennessee Calvary) as Third Corporal;  promoted to 2nd Lieut; joined Co. G, 9th Tennessee Regiment under his cousin, Lt. Col. Albert Gallatin Cooper and promoted to 1st Lieut; on October 23, 1863 under General G.J. Pillow, promoted to major and raised a regiment of Confederate guerrillas; captured February 1864 in Lewis Co., Tennessee with ten of his men;  imprisoned at Fort Delaware;  escaped;  recaptured;  was in last exchange of prisoners between the North and South.  Promoted to Colonel, Maury County, Tennessee national Guards became know as "Cooper Rifles" on April 19, 1988 in his honor.  Paroled at Jackson on May 23 1865.

COOPER,  Thomas Simpson,  5 Sep 1834 - d.  6 Feb.  1923. (Son of Col. Robert Melville Cooper & Catherine Cooper Cooper;   C.S.A.; mbmcr)  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  48th (Voorhies) Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Co. C, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  Alternate names T.L/COOPER.  (NARA)

DIXON,  Dr. J. E.., (Joseph E.),  14 Aug 1831 - d..  7 Apr 1902.  (Son Adam & Hannah Ervin Dixon  Surgeon, Co. B, 9th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.;  physician at Ashwood; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERAIN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Co. B, Tennessee Calvary, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Surgeon.  (NARA)

DOBBINS,  Albert Newton,  1840 - 1893.  "C.S.A.,  1861-1865."  (Son James G. & Martha E. Bills Dobbins.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Tenn Calvary, co. E, Confederate side,  rank in Bugler, rank out Chief Bugler, Alternate name A.H./DOBBINS.  (NARA)

Samuel Watkins says in his book:  )"I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys."The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw John J. Stephenson, my friend and step-brother, and David F. Watkins my own dear brother, and Arch Lipscomb, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S. H. Armstrong, ALBERT DOBBINS, Alex Dobbins, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye,Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried....   ("Co. Atych" by Watkins, Samuel R.  pg 92)

DOBBINS,  Alexander,  11 Jan 1840 - d.   23 Dec 1887.  (Son Robert W. & Rebecca F.;  Lt., Co. E, 6th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. E, Confederate side. (NARA))"I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys."The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw John J. Stephenson, my friend and step-brother, and David F. Watkins my own dear brother, and Arch Lipscomb, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S. H. Armstrong, Albert Dobbins, ALEX DOBBINS, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye,Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried....   ("Co. Atych" by Watkins, Samuel R.  pg 92)

EMBRY,  Willis B.,  20 Aug 1825 - 11 Aug 1864.  (Co G, 9th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.;  KIA;  mar. Emily Frierson.)

Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  19th (Biffle's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. G, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Comsy Sgt., Alternate name W.B./EMBRY.  (NARA)

FLEMING,  William Stewart,  23 Apr 1816 - 13 Jul 1896. "Elder in lst Prsby. Church, Columbia; Chancellor, 1870-1886." (MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  Home Guard.  JUDGE WILLIAM STUART FLEMING,  born 23 Apr 1816, oldest of the children of Thomas & Margaret Armstrong Fleming.  At a time when few people recived a good education in Maury County,  Mr. Fleming was priviledged.  After studying with his father for several years, and later tutors, he entered Yale College, where he graduated in 1838.  He then began to read law and was admitted to the bar in 1842.  He married Frances Stephenson on 5 Sep 1839 and to them six children were born.  She died in 1849 and Mr. Fleming married Mary Witherspoon in 1854.  Four years later Mary died and , in 1860 he married Mrs. Ruth Johnson Booker.  During the Civil War he served in the Home Guard of his home districk.  He was elected Chancellor in 1870 and held this post for the rest of his active life.  Judge Fleming died in 1889.(MCTC).  (note:  The death dates differ in the book. mb)

FRIERSON,  James A.,   18 May 1835 - 30 Aug 1899.  (Son James A. & Margaret A. Frierson;  Co G, 9th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTAIN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There is a J.H. and a John A. Frierson listed in the Sailors and Soldiers Systems site with no alternate names.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Edward C.,  15 Jul 1841 - d.  4 Sep 1869.  (Son John W. & Martha Brown Frierson; Co. E, 6th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Reg. Co. E, Tennessee Calvary, Confederate side,  rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA).

FRIERSON,  Francis Legarde,  (Jun 1834 - 7 Apr 1914.  Son of Samuel Dodridge & Martha Frierson;  Co B, 2nd Tenn Inf., C.S.A.; never married; (MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  2nd (Robison's) Tennessee Infantry, (Walker Legion), Co. B, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  John Henry,  1839 -  d.  1923.  (Son Samuel Dodridge & Martha Frierson;  Co. F, 6th Tenn Cav,

C.S.A.; MCTC).Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary Co. F, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Henry,  24 Feb 1843 - 26 Feb 1865.  (Son James H. & Sarah Stephenson Frierson;  Co. G, 9th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.;  died in Federal prison; C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing for Henry FRIERSON in the 9th , but there was a H.J. FRIERSON in the 48th Tn Inf. and a Henry in Biffle's 19th Cav.Co. G.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Samuel Wickliffe,  4 Jul 1814 - 2 Jan 1865.  "Son of John Frierson;  C.S.A."  (Magistrate;  mar. Eliza Grant.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers System site.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Theodore,  M.D.,  5 Apr 1826 - 19 Mar 1898.  (Son John W., Jr. & Clotilda G. Stephenson Frierson;  C.S.A.;  MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers System site.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Franklin Weatherspoon,  23 Oct 1836 - 17 Mar 1899.  (Son Robert L. & Jane Stephenson Frierson;  Co. K, 48th Tenn Inf., C.S.A.; never married.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.   48th (Voorhies) Regiment, Tennessee Infantry Co. K & E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA).  "The next day, Colonel W. M. Voorhies' Forty-eighth Tennessee Regiment took position on our right. Now, here were all the Maury county boys got together at New Hope church. I ate dinner with Captain Joe Love, and Frank Frierson filled my haversack with hardtack and bacon."  ("Co. Aytch" by Samuel R. Watkins of the 1st Tn Inf. Co. H., pg. 85.).  (Note:  Captain Joe Love is buried at WILKES CEMETERY. mb)

FRIERSON,  Rev. William James,  1837 1917.  (Son John W. & Martha F. Brown Frierson;  C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTAIN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There are two listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems for William FRIERSON,  one in the 27th Reg Tn Inf. the other in 41st Reg Tn Inf. no listing for William James.  (NARA).

FRIERSON,  William James, Jr.,  8 Jul 1841 -  d.  8 Oct 1862.  C.S.A.; MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There are two WILLIAM FRIERSON'S listed and one W.B., no William J or W.J. FRIERSON in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

FRIERSON,  Edward C.,  15 Jul 1841 - d.  4 Sep 1869.  (Son John W. & Martha Brown Frierson; Co. E, 6th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Reg. Co. E, Tennessee Calvary, Confederate side,  rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA).

FRIERSON,  Luther Robert.  8 Dec 1844 -  d.  25 Feb 1863.  "Son of R.L. & Jane E.;  d. Smithville, Miss;  C.S.A."; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

HILL,   James,  no dates,  C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There are numerous James HILL listings at Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

HUNTER,  E.,  d.  no dates.  C.S.A.  (KIA 1864; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  There are two listing with the initial E. HUNTER in the Sailor and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

KING,  Meredith David,  30 Jul 1836 - 4 Apr 1909.  (Co. A. 60th N.C. Infantry, C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

LIPSCOMB,  Archibald A.,  1839 - 1911.  (Capt. Co A, 1st Tenn Cav., C.S.A.;  son George & Clara Erwin Lipscomb;  six terms, Tenn. General Assembly; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion, (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. C & G, Confederate side, rank in 2nd Lt. rank out Capt.  (NARA)"I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys."The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw John J. Stephenson, my friend and step-brother, and David F. Watkins my own dear brother, and ARCH LIPSCOMB, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S. H. Armstrong, Albert Dobbins, Alex Dobbins, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye,Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried....   ("Co. Atych" by Watkins, Samuel R.  pg 92)

MARTIN,  Col. Matthew,  d.  11 Jan 1892.  promoted General.    Buried Zion Cemetery. *.  23rd Tennessee Infantry (Martin's Reg't), Co. F. & Co. S, Confederate side, rank in Captain rank out Colonel.  (NARA)

As we were advancing to the attack and to support the Alabama brigade in our front, and which had given way and were stricken with fear, some of the boys of our regiment would laugh at them, and ask what they were running for, and would commence to say "Flicker! flicker! flicker!"like the bird called the yellowhammer, "Flicker! flicker! flicker!" As we advanced, on the edge of the battlefield, we saw a big fat colonel of the 23rd Tennessee regiment badly wounded, whose name, if I remember correctly, was Matt. Martin.  He said to us, "Give 'em goss, boys.That's right, my brave First Tennessee.  Give 'em Hail Columbia!"We halted but a moment, and said I, "Colonel, where are you wounded?" He answered in a deep bass voice, "My son, I am wounded in the arm, in the leg, in the head, in the body, and in another place which I havea delicacy in mentioning."  That is what the gallant old Colonel said. ( Co. Aytch.;  by SAMUEL R. WATKINS, who is also buried AT ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  pg 20.)

MAYES,  Albert Wingfield,   (8 Sep)1833 - d. (18 Nov)  1908.  (Son George W. & Mary Stephenson Mayes;  Co E, 48th Tenn Inf.; C.S.A; never married; MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  48th (Voorhies) Regiment Tenn Infantry Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

MAYES,  Henry S.,  8 Sep 1844 - 3 Jun 1922.  (6th Cav, Wheeler's Div., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  6th (Wheeler's) Tenn. Calvary, Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

MAYES,  John Junius,  9 May 1837 - d.  2 Nov 1862. "Son Geoge W. & Mary E.;  C.S.A., killed in Civil War."; (MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.   48th (Voorhies) Regiment, Tennessee Infantry Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

McFALL,  2nd Lt.  William Hamlett,  (26 Jan) 1835 - (23 Jan) 1902.  (Son David D. & Mary Dickey McFall;  2nd Lt., Co. B, 9th Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Co. B, Tennessee Calvary, Confederate side, rank in 2nd Lt. rank out Bvt 2nd Lt.  (NARA)

McMillian,  A.A.,  2 Oct 1847 - 2 Jul 1920.  (Son Angus A. & Jane Stockard McMillian;  Co H, 9th Ala Cav. C.S.A.;  MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMTERY.  Not listed in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

PORTERFIELD,  D.M.,  no dates.  (Co. E, 8th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  No listing in Sailors and Soldiers Systems site.  (NARA)

ROBINSON, Joseph J.,  5 Dec 1842 - 21 Jan 1868. (C.S.A.; MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. A, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

SELLERS,  John James.,  9 Dec 1844 - 21 Jun 1883."Son of E.H. & Sarah Sellers."  (Co C, 9th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.; MCTC).    Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. C & Co. G, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. (NARA)

SOWELL, Augustus F.,  6 Dec 1844 - d.  29 Sept 1931.  (Son Henry C. & Margaret Fleming Sowell;  Co. C, 9th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).    Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.   9th Battalion (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. C and Co. G,  Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Corporal   (NARA)

STEPHENSON,  1st. Lt.  John James.,  26 fEB 1839 - d. 2 Oct 1915.  (1st Lt., Co. B, 9th Tenn Cav, C.S.A.;  son John J. & Margaret Frierson Stephenson; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. B, Confederate side,  rank in Pvt. rank out 1st Lt.  (NARA).

"I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys. "The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw JOHN J. STEPHENSON, my friend and step-brother, and David F. Watkins my own dear brother, and Arch Lipscomb, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S. H. Armstrong, Albert Dobbins, Alex Dobbins, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye, Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried....   ("Co. Atych" by Watkins, Samuel R.  pg 92)

STEPHENSON,  Samuel McClelland,  8 Aug 1838 - Sep 1910.  "Ruling Elder Zion Church, 1886 - 1910; C.S.A."; (MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTAIN CHURCH CEMETERY.  48th (Voorhies) Regiment, Tennessee Infantry Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. NARA.

STEPHENSON,  William White,  24 Sep 1844 - d.  17 Aug 1915.  C.S.A.(Son S.H. & Sarah Frierson Stephenson; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  Alternate Names W.W. STEPHENSON.  (NARA)

THOMAS, J.W.B.,  8 Jan 1817 - 28 Jan 1892.  Mason.  C.S.A. (MCTC).   Buried ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Tennessee Infantry, Co. B, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)

THOMPSON,   Major W. Vance,    d.  13 Oct 1873. Age about 43 years. (Maj., Co. A, 9th Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  9th Battalion (Gantt's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. A., Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Adjutant, Alternate name William V/THOMPSON.  (NARA) 

WALKER,  Robert Gale, 1847 - 1927.  (Co. E, 1st Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  R.G. WALKER,   6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank our Pvt.  (NARA)

WATKINS,  David Frierson,  1844 - 1929.  (Son Frederick Henry & Margaret A.F. Stephenson;  Co. F, 1st Tenn Cav., C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  D.F. FRIERSON WATKINS, 6th (Wheeler's) Tennessee Calvary, Co. F, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)I remember the morning that General Wheeler's cavalry filed by our brigade, and of their telling us, "Good-bye, boys, good-bye, boys."The First Tennessee Cavalry and Ninth Battalion were both made up in Maury county. I saw John J. Stephenson, my friend and step-brother,and DAVID F. WATKINS my own dear brother, and Arch Lipscomb, Joe Fussell, Captain Kinzer, Jack Gordon, George Martin, Major Dobbins, Colonel Lewis, Captain Galloway, Aaron and Sims Latta, Major J. H. Akin, S. H. Armstrong, Albert Dobbins, Alex Dobbins, Jim Cochran, Rafe Grisham, Captain Jim Polk, and many others with whom I was acquainted. They all said, "Good-bye, Sam, good-bye, Sam." I cried...."  ("Co. Aytch";  Watkins, Samuel R.,  pg 92.)

WATKINS,  Samuel R.,   26 Jun 1839 -  20 Jul 1901.  (Son Fredrick H. & Penelope W. Watkins;  Co. H, 1st Tenn Inf, C.S.A.; author of "Co. Aytch."; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  1st (Feild's) Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Co. H, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. (NARA)

WILSON,  John James,  18 Jul 1830 - 10 Oct 1907.  (Son Robert & Charlotte Armstrong Wilson;  C.S.A.; MCTC).  Buried ZION PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY.  3rd (Forrest's) Tennessee Calvary Co. A, Confederate side, rank in Corporal, rank out Corporal.  There were several J.J. WILSON's.  (NARA)

YOUREE,  F.,  d.   no date.  Buried ZION PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY. C.S.A.  (MCTC).  (F.W. Youree -  22nd (Barteau's) Tennessee Calvary, Co D, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.  (NARA)


BATTLE OF ZION CHURCH, JULY 4TH, 1864

The 4th day of July, twelve months before, Pemberton had surrendered twenty-five thousand soldiers, two hundred pieces of artillery, and other munitions of war in proportion, at Vicksburg. The Yankees wanted to celebrate the day. They thought it was their lucky day; but old Joe thought he had as much right to celebrate the Sabbath day of American Independence as the Yankees had, and we celebrated it. About dawn, continued boom of cannon reverberated over the hills as if firing a Fourth of July salute. I was standing on top of our works, leveling them off with a spade. A sharpshooter fired at me, but the ball missed me and shot William A. Graham through the heart. He was as noble and brave a soldier as ever drew the breath of life, and lacked but a few votes of being elected captain of Company H, at the reorganization. He was smoking his pipe when he was shot. We started to carry him to the rear, but he remarked, "Boys, it is useless; please lay me down and let me die." I have never in my life seen any one meet death more philosophically.  He was dead in a moment. General A. J. Vaughan, commanding General Preston Smith's brigade, had his foot shot off by a cannon ball a few minutes afterwards. PG 85

It seemed that both Confederate and Federal armies were celebrating the Fourth of July. I cannot now remember a more severe artillery duel. Two hundred cannon were roaring and belching like blue blazes. It was but a battle of cannonade all day long. It seemed as though the Confederate and Federal cannons were talking to each other. Sometimes a ball passing over would seem to be mad, then again some would seem to be laughing, some would be mild, some sad, some gay, some sorrowful, some rollicking and jolly; and then again some would scream like the ghosts of the dead. In fact, they gave forth every kind of sound that you could imagine. It reminded one of when two storms meet in mid-ocean--the mountain billows of waters coming from two directions, lash against the vessel's side, while the elements are filled with roaring, thundering and lightning. You could almost feel the earth roll and rock like a drunken man, or a ship, when she rides the billows in an awful storm. It seemed that the earth was frequently moved from its foundations, and you could hear it grate as it moved. But all through that storm of battle, every soldier stood firm, for we knew that old Joe was at the helm. ("Co. Aytch"; Watkins, Samuel R.; pg 86).

Ref:  (MCTC)  Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, by Fred L. Hawkins. HUGH COOPER 1720-1793 SO. CAROLINA AND HIS DESCENDANTS; Roberts, Lillian Lesbia Word;  McElhany Publishing Co., Ft. Worth Tx., 1976. (NARA), http;//www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm, "Co. Aytch";  Watkins, Samuel R.; http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=87767.

Mr. Rick Gray of Mt. Pleasant, Tn. Special thanks to Wayne Austin for his encouragement and editing.  Many tombstone pictures may be seen at the Zion Presybterian Church Cemetery page on this site.