Monday, April 25, 2016

Prattville Dragoons Conduct Cemetery Workday

A hard working crew of dedicated Dragoons cleaned up two local cemeteries Saturday morning April 23rd. After months of hard work in 2014 and 2015 to reclaim Indian Hill from nature, this clean up lasted only about 2 hours and it was practically sparkling when work was finished. A great showing of ten compatriots from Camp 1524 made short work of cutting back the spring grass and undergrowth at Indian Hill Cemetery using weed whackers, mowers, swing blades and rakes. Members participating included James and Larry Spears, Skip Ward, Bill Myrick, Wayne Sutherland, Allen Herrod, Philip Edwards, Tom Crowley, Harold Grooms and Stuart Waldo.  

A caravan of workers then travelled the short distance to Autaugaville where clean up began of a smaller cemetery where some Confederate veterans are interred. This cemetery is across from Mount Zion Baptist Church in a wooded bluff across County Road 45 off Hwy-14.  This cemetery has a number of graves from the Hall family and contains two Confederate veterans graves, Pvt Samuel Jones and Capt Green Thompson (a doctor), Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry and Dr. The spring undergrowth at this cemetery was very dense and as there was a gathering at the church across the road, the workers used just hand tools instead of power tools to keep any noise down.  Great progress was made by Grooms, Herrod and Waldo who stayed despite the church traffic to work on this project.  The veterans and other persons buried at these two cemeteries now have a respectable final resting place and it is our duty to maintain them as well as the Robinson Springs cemetery for which Camp 1524 are Sons of Confederate Veterans Guardians. 
Indian Hill Work Crew

Autaugaville Work Crew After Clearing

Autaugaville Cemetery Before

Autaugaville Cemetery Before

Autaugaville Cemetery Before

1 comment:

  1. Great job & Thank You for relegating political correctness to the ash heap of history,.. Love to Dixie