Re: burial sites
Hello, Rick: Heck fire! I did not know you had to get this stuff right. I only missed it by a year or three. Pretty cool about that acre of land? If you use the RR and main street intersection as a starting point, some 2 1/2 miles to the east, is the childrens mansion. On the east side of that property are several large fire pits from the war. From that to Priceville cemetary is about 3/10 mile. The cemetary is on Red Sand Hills and well maintained. There are no marked graves from the war period. From Tupelo to Union Cemetary is probable 6 to 8 miles. A pretty long journey with the belly ache from the bad water at Corinth. I have a period map by a Union officier that shows Tupelo as only a few blocks in size. Northeast from the starting point, .2 miles, is an old house, whose owner says is from the civil war period. He owns a total of 5 or 6 houses and says this one large 2 story unit was used as a hospital during the war. Probably any house in Tupelo, that existed then, would have been utilized. From there, NW, .5 miles, is Glenwood cemetary. It is on a ridge and would have been a good place to lay a troop to rest. I have a copy of a picture of "Albert Fuller (son), born in 1884 in Washington County, New York. Mustard in August 15, 1862, age 16. Served Regiment D seventh (Minnesota) Died July 16, 1864 at the Battle of Tupelo. Buried under a peach tree. "