- Apr 11, 2016
- Upstate South Carolina
I find that no books exist on the ranks of Captains, Majors, Lts, Sgts or even Privates therefore In your opinion who is the overlooked soldier below the rank of Colonel that needs to be remembered in history yet they don't get the respect they deserve? One that comes to mind for me is Captain Matthew T. Nunnally. I grew up always wondering who the big statue in town was for and what happened to him. From my understand Captain Nunnally attended West Point before resigning in 1861 to return home to Georgia to lead his regiment. Captain Nunnally died on the battlefield of Gettysburg and his body was never found. Now after the war the statue was sculptured to look just like Captain Nunnally by his family and placed in the City Cemetery of Monroe close to the graves of many of his relatives graves. I have often times wondered if Captain Nunnally could be buried at Hollywood Cemetery as one of the unmarked graves or if his body is buried still on the battlefield of Gettysburg. I wonder sometimes just how many great men are buried on these battlefields all over the United States and how many had family who looked for years for their relative but never found them. It's so sad to think about yet very true that this happened.