Friday, March 30, 2007

First Decoration Day in Columbus - 1862

In a Sun-Times article dealing mostly with the namesake of Cleburne County, Arkansas, we find an account of the first decoration day in Columbus, Mississippi (Lowndes County). It begins:

Honnoll related a story about the first Decoration Day in Columbus,
Mississippi, in 1862. "After the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth the ladies of
Columbus went to the cemetery where their loved ones that were killed in the
resent battles of the war were buried."

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