Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cedar Grove Cemetery
A Final Resting Place
Gen. Robert H. Hatton, a former U.S. congressman whose statue stands in the town square, is one of the notables buried here.
Col. John K. Howard, Col. Sam G. Shepard, and Cape. A.K. Miller, all of the 7th Tennessee Infantry, all are interred here. James L. Barry of (Smith's) 4th Tennessee Cavalry, Tennessee's last surviving Confederate veteran, is buried here, as is Robert L. Caruthers, Confederate governor of Tennessee and a founder of Cumberland University. Martha "Mattie" Ready, the widow of Gen. John Hunt Morgan and their daughter, Johnnie, are buried in the cemetery.
Nine men of Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry who were killed on May 5, 1863, during the Battle of Lebanon
"A whole community will assemble around the stricken widow of our general [Hatton]; and the mothers of the noble boys who fell by his side will mingle their tears with hers." — Lt. Colonel John K. Howard, 7th Tennessee Infantry (CSA)
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 11.622′ N, 86° 17.96′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from South Maple Street south of West Adams Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Next to the Civil War Tombstones and CSA statue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 S Maple St, Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. Ľ mile away); Caruthers Hall (approx. one mile away); Site of Robert H. Hatton Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert Looney Caruthers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wilson County Courthouses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Lebanon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Neddy Jacobs Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . .
1. Governor Benton McMillin. Born: Sep 11, 1845 Passed: Jan 08, 1933 Birth State: Kentucky Party: Democrat Family: Married twice--Marie Brown, Lucille Foster; two children School(s): Kentucky University (later Transylvania University) National Office(s) Served: Representative, Ambassador (Submitted on December 1, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. The 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. 31 May 1862 Battle of Seven Pines Held in reserve till about 6 p.m. and ordered to reinforce Longstreet and Hill. Tennessee Brigade made final assault on Sumner's corps at sunset. In 30 minutes Adjutant G. A. Howard, 8 of 10 company commanders, and half of the privates were either killed or wounded. Assigned to position near Richmond again. Col. Archer of Fifth Texas made Brigadier-general of Tennessee Brigade, and they assigned to the division of A. P. Hill. (Submitted on December 1, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. Mattie Ready Morgan from wife to widow in 630 days. That day, Sept. 3, 1864 he sent Mattie the last telegraph she would ever get from him: “Arrived here to day. Find that Enemy have not been this side of Bull Gap & none there. ‘Mizpah’” (Mizpah was the location in ancient Israel where Jacob and Labana erected an altar as a sign of the covenant between them. John used it to renew his covenant with Mattie never to surrender.) (Submitted on December 1, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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