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New Photo for an Old Obituary

About 6 1/2 years ago (yikes!), I posted an old obituary published for the death of Maria Longstreet, the first wife of famed Confederate General James Longstreet. In October last, I had the opportunity to stand where mourners stood more than 120 years ago to say their final goodbyes to the "distinguished Georgia lady." Now I can offer a photo with the obituary.

Atlanta Constitution (Georgia)
31 December 1889, pg. 1
Digital image here via Newspapers.com.

Mrs. Longstreet Dead
A Distinguished Georgia Lady Passes Away

Gainesville, GA, December 30 -- Special -- The queen city of the mountains mourns over the death of Mrs. Maria Louise Longstreet, consort of General James Longstreet, who passed peacefully away last evening at nine o'clock, at the Piedmont hotel, in this city, surrounded by her husband and her loving children.

Mrs. Longstreet has been confined to her room several months and bore her suffering patiently and with Christian resignation. She was a lady of rare and …

Great Warrior Laid in Grave at Alta Vista (Tombstone Tuesday)

"GEN. JAMES LONGSTREET ENDS LIFE'S BATTLE

SUCCUMBED AT HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER IN GAINESVILLE -- DEATH WAS SUDDEN AND CREATED MUCH SURPRISE -- LOST BLOOD GUSHED FROM WOUND INFLICTED BY HIS OWN MEN AT THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS -- HE WAS UNITED STATES RAILWAY COMMISSIONER AND ONE OF THE GREATEST CONFEDERATE GENERALS OF THE CIVIL WAR.


GAINESVILLE, Ga., Jan. 2 -- Gen. James Longstreet, hero of the Mexican war, the last of ranking lieutenant-generals of the Confederacy, United States railway commissioner, author, politician and statesman, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Estin Whelchel, College avenue, this city, at 5 o'clock this afternoon, of pneumonia. His death was sudden and created the greatest surprise to his family and friends. His wife, his daughter, his sons, John G. and F. Randolph Longstreet, were at his bedside when death ensued. He had a hemorrhage, fell back upon his bed, lapsed into unconsciousness and died in a few moments. Through his mouth and t…

Austin Hammett, His Likeness in Stone (Tombstone Tuesday)

Alta Vista Cemetery
Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia

All Photos © 2013-2014 S. Lincecum

William Clark and Beal Baker -- a Revolutionary Tombstone Tuesday

Resting at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, are two Revolutionary War soldiers, William Clark and Beal Baker. I was able to find an obituary for William Clark, though it's missing some letters / words due to a bend in the scanned image. All the bracketed information makes for choppy reading, but I thought I'd post it anyway in case someone's research might benefit from it.

Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
14 July 1843, pg. 3
OBITUARY.
[AN]OTHER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER HAS LEFT US.

WILLIAM CLARK departed this life, in Hall [cou]nty, on the 4th day of June, 1843. He was [bor]n in North Carolina, on the 7th of April, 1757, [and?] was consequently at the time of his death in [?]. Before he was grown his father [m]oved to the Nolychuchy River, now in East [Tenne]ssee, where he resided during the Revolutionary war. In that momentous struggle, Mr. [Clar]k served three campaigns under General [Price?] in South Carolina, and was engaged in [sev]eral excursions …


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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)