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- Jul 21, 2015
This Edition of Cemetery Saturday begins at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty Texas. If you've followed my posts here in CivilWarTalk for the last 11 months you may have noticed that all of my Civil War road/day/field trips have been for cemetery visits, except the CWT Shiloh Muster last year and there were plenty of cemetery visits there too. Unless something changes, it looks like that pattern will continue for me this year until after Labor Day Weekend at least. Knowing that, I spent almost the entire month of January scouring the records of Central Texas cemeteries in anticipation of 6-9 regularly scheduled weekend trips to Lake Whitney,Texas and Waco,Tx, beginning in February and running through Labor Day weekend. Got some really good ones lined up too. Got a little antsy waiting for February, so about a week ago I started looking for something close to home for a quick visit. My attention turned to Liberty County, northeast of my home. Lotta Civil War and Texas Revolution history there even though no battles were fought there. Liberty,TX is the county seat of Liberty County and is right on the banks of the Trinity River. 5.5 miles to the west, at the western edge of the Trinity River basin, is Dayton, Texas. Picked out 2 cemeteries in Liberty and one in Dayton for visits. Had to drop my spouse off at a church event at 8:30am and pick her up late in the afternoon. Liberty was/is a little over 40 minutes from the church. I busted a move and picked Cooke Memorial Cemetery as the first stop.