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    Rare Burial Ritual of the "Association of Confederate Soldiers, Tennessee Division" owned by Confederate Surgeon Samuel H. Caldwell. Before the advent of the formation of the United Confederate Veterans organization, most Southern states had their own fraternal organizations such as the Association of Confederate Soldiers. This seven-page Burial Ritual is from one such organization in Tennessee. Measuring 6" x 9", it contains an elaborate and moving account of how the Confederate veterans are to be honored ceremonially at their death.

    This rare booklet was owned by Confederate Surgeon Major Samuel H. Caldwell who rode with General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War. It is inscribed to him on the cover as a gift from a W. H. Coley and is accompanied by a document that certifies that Coley was a member of the 10th Tennessee Cavalry during the war and that he rode with General Forrest as well. It is dated April 23, 1910.

    This is a rare and touching pamphlet that shows how the Confederate veterans wanted to be remembered. The binding has come apart and the supporting document has been pinned to the binding and inner pages to keep them together.


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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