FUNERAL OF COL. H.C. WALL
The News and Observer, (Raleigh, NC) Thursday, August 03, 1899; Issue 124; Col B
Shared by Myrtle Bridges
February 18, 2012
FUNERAL OF COL WALL
Church at Rockingham Overflowed with Relatives and Friends
Many Old Comrades Who Had Worn the Gray Were Present. People Came From Near and Far
Rockingham, NC. August 2 (Special)
The remains of Col. H. C. Wall, accompanied by his devoted daughter, son and other relatives, together
with a number of friends from here who met the remains at Lenoir, reached here from Blowing Rock last night
at 11 o'clock, and lay at his home guarded by devoted neighbors until this morning. There was a great outpouring
of this sorrowing community at the depot to meet the remains.
The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. M. Shamberger, Rev. Dr. Moore, and Rev. J.H. Page, were appropriate
and impressive; the large church would not nearly hold the great crowd of affectionate relatives, old comrades in
the Confederate army, devoted employees, admiring friends and old family slaves who were in attendance. They came
from all parts of the country, and the adjoining county of Anson until the attendance was immense.
The Anson county Camp of Confederate Veterans sent a large number of those brave men with whom the deceased faced
death for the Confederate cause in command of the heroic old Confederate captain, Frank Bennett, the Anson soldiers
supplemented by a large number of Richmond county Camp in command of Capt. W.H. McLawrence, as gallant a soldier as
survived the war, followed the remains of their brave comrade to the church and then to the grave where they were interred.
Hon. G. B. Patterson, and J. A. Leak, of Anson, of a legislative committee appointed by Speaker Connor, attended
the funeral. Residents of the county, residing elsewhere now, attended the funeral. The pall bearers were: Capt. W. I Everett,
Capt. John Little, Capt. Alexander Cole, J. C. Marshall, W. T. Covington, John S. Ledbetter and R. A. Johnson and
William Entwistle. The deceased's old comrade Major William A. Smith, of General London's staff, attended the funeral in
a major's uniform of the Confederate army.
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