Oliver Cox Thompson

We went to a ceremony yesterday at the Thompson Cemetery in Henry County, Georgia. It was to dedicate a new gravestone for Oliver Cox Thompson. Oliver is Tommy’s 2nd great-grandfather who served during the War of Northern Aggression (or the War Between the States or the Civil War–depending on who you talk to). He was a private in Company H, 2nd Georgia Cavalry. This regiment began the war with 631 men. After three years of conflict including replacements, of which Oliver Cox Thompson was one, 18 men answered roll call at the surrender in the Spring of 1865.

The ceremony was performed by the Sons of the Confederacy at the request of my mother-in-law’s cousin Mack.

A few of Oliver’s descendants:

My mother-in-law, Doris, after revealing the new stone.

The old and new gravestones:

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