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Veterans camp to honor Confederate captain - TN

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Veterans camp to honor Confederate captain



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The Freeman’s Battery Forrest’s Artillery Camp 1939 Sons of Confederate Veterans will unveil a monument for Capt. Samuel L. Freeman in Spring Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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By BAILEY LOOSEMORE
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One hundred and fifty years after the assassination of a Confederate captain, a Tennessee re-enactment camp is dedicating a memorial in his honor at his recently confirmed grave site.
This Saturday, the Freeman’s Battery Forrest’s Artillery Camp 1939 Sons of Confederate Veterans will unveil a monument for Capt. Samuel L. Freeman in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Members of the camp have long thought Freeman was buried in that plot, located on McLemore Avenue, but the information was not confirmed until November last year when Rippavilla Plantation historian Andrew Sherriff found an 1866 newspaper article listing Freeman as one of 39 unnamed men placed there.
“I think we were pretty elated to find it, because we had been looking a long time,” SCV Camp Commander Bill Carter said about discovering the burial site. “We heard Freeman was buried there, but we looked a long time to confirm that.”

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