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Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
- Jul 21, 2015
On Friday afternoon, May 21, 2021, I visited Cedron Cemetery in very rural Bosque County, Texas on the western side of Lake Whitney. The occasion was my annual trip to Lake Whitney on the third weekend in May. There was rain in the forecast on Saturday and Sunday and I knew this might be the only chance I got for a cemetery visit on this trip. I had 4 cemeteries on the list of possibilities. Cedron Cemetery was the closest one with the most military stones so it won out. It was 15 minutes from the lodge I stay at on the eastern side of Lake Whitney. As usual, I had the list of the veterans I was looking for and a grave marker flag for each. I was able to identify 7 Civil War veterans being buried there...3 with military gravestones and 4 with civilian stones. The historical marker is/was not in the cemetery itself. I didn't know that before I got there. It's on the 2-lane blacktop County Road 1135 just before you get to the turnoff to go to the cemetery. In the picture below, I'm stopped in my truck on the caliche road off CR 1135 that leads to the cemetery. The historical marker is to the center-left outside the fence. The time on my pictures show that I arrived at 3:50PM CST.