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Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
- Jul 21, 2015
The last scheduled Cemetery Saturday was actually on February 20th but it got cancelled due to Arctic fallout. It was to be on the first day of a short weekend roadtrip too. During the Arctic lockdown, I had plenty of time on my hands and I used it to seek out some possible destinations closer to home for a short daytrip when the opportunity arose. One of the places that drew my attention was the town of Coldspring, San Jacinto County, Texas. I found 4 cemeteries to visit there and according to the Google Maps lady, Coldspring is an hour and 10 minutes from my home. I set out from my home around 6:30am Saturday with the list of cemeteries and soldiers I was looking for, grave marker flags, a few stone cleaning items and enough rations to make it until I returned home. I took US-69 north to just past Cleveland, Texas and turned left on FM-2025 for the 19 miles, little over 20 minutes run to Coldspring. You're basically in the piney woods of the Sam Houston National Forest all the way to Coldspring. It was still really early, kinda foggy and not much traffic. About 12 miles or so up the road, I spotted a cemetery on the left side of the road. I slowed down as I was going by. I could tell it was old. I spotted a Confederate gravestone in the cemetery and a historical marker as I was going by. At first I was gonna go on to Coldspring and come back later, but my adventurous and spontaneous nature on these trips got the better of me and I turned around and went back.