Memorial Dedication - Pvt. Samuel C. Little
Memorial grave marker of Pvt. Samuel C. Little
April 13th 2008, Fairfield United Methodist Church, Denver, NC
Pvt. Samuel C. Little
Greg Little, 2nd great grandson of Pvt. Samuel C. Little, presides over the ceremony. Greg, currently an English teacher in Augsburg, Germany, came home to celebrate the memorial dedication.
John Seagle and Gary Byrd served as the color guard at the dedication. They form the core of the newly activated SCV camp, Col. William A. Stowe camp of Gaston County. Gary is the Commander.
Linda B. Hoyle portrays the widow-in-mourning of Pvt. Samuel C. Little. Linda, a dedicated historian, is a member of the UDC and is the genealogical librarian at the Lincoln County Library in Lincolnton.
The pastor of the Fairfield United Methodist Church begins the dedication service with a passage from the Old Testament, reminding attendees of the importance of honoring those who pased before.
Nearly a hundred folks attended folks attended the dedication.
LITTLE, SAMUEL C., Private, Co. G, 52nd Regiment NC Troops - Resided in Lincoln County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 33, April 26, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. [Killed in action 10th May 1864 at the battle at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia].
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