Below this is a saber in a scabbard
surrounded by a double wreath with the years 1861-1865 inside one wreath and
1898 -1899 in the second wreath. William Washington Gordon was born October
14,1834 and died Sept. 11, l912. He was a Captain and Inspector General in
the Confederate States Army. In the United States Volunteers he was a
General. On the right side it reads:
On the left-hand side it reads:
with what looks like the Roman
numeral III. On the back of the tomb is a simple plain
Cross. All around the edge looks like pinecones and pine straw.
NOTE: The plus signs are small crosses on the tomb.
Charles Lamar is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery. At the top of his monument is a wreath that is draped. Below that is a scabbard decorated with Ivy Vine.
Inscribed on his monument are the words:
He and his brothers were among those who gallantry and honor of whom it may, emphatically be said followed Francis S. Bartow into Virginia. Perhaps the most lamented slain were the six young soldiers from the same Sunday class killed at the battle of Bull Run while serving in the Oglethorpe, Light Infantry. They were among the troops who fought with Bartow in the spring in the thick of the fiercest fighting at Manassas. Bartow lost his life in that battle as did John L. Branch. Sanford saw john suffer his death wound, and cradled his dying brother in his arms and was captured shortly afterward.
He wrote his mother from prison compound in Washington on July 26, he told her of John’s last words being of her and their brother Hamilton. H e wrote about the other slain Oglethorpe,’s Julius A Ferrill, George M. Butler, William H. Crane, Ryan Morel and Thomas Purse, Jr. were buried together and they were buried in a trench on the battlefield. Hamilton sent their mother lockets of John’s hair.
The remains of the Oglethorpe, Light infantry were returned to Savannah February 1862. A mass funeral for them was held at the Independent Presbyterian Church. All were young men, none yet married. They died as brave soldiers.