I always stop by the Tom Smith Monument
I was happy to see the Flag and Coin my grandson placed were still in place.
I then set out to REMEMBER a few Veterans --
If you are new to knowing me, I make "Remember Coins"
And leave them at the resting places of Confederate Soldiers.
William P. Moore
24th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, Private
Moore was born September 23, 1812. He died October 7, 1879
13th Virginia Cavalry, Company C, Private
James M. Bailey
16th Virginia Infantry, Company B, 4th Cpl. later 2nd Lieutenant.
Bailey was born in 1839, the son of James and Ann Bailey, He was
wounded at the Crater on July 30 and died of his wounds August 8,
Robert Henry Riddick
13th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, Private
Riddick was born ca. 1839.
James E. Jenkins
24th Virginia Cavalry, Secretary to General Dearing
Jenkins was born in 1824. He attended William and Mary College
and became a lawyer. Jenkins died September 15, 1868 and was
given a Masonic funeral at the Methodist Church in Suffolk.
And I placed a few coins at the UDC's Monuments--
I consider it time well spent.
And I shall continue to visit and say thank you, to the Men who put it all on the line .