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Our Soldier Boy, David G. Slappey (Tombstone Tuesday)

The remains of David G. Slappey rest at the Marshallville City Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.  D. G. died at Portsmouth, Virginia in 1862 or 1863, in the service to his country. Our Soldier Boy David G. Slappey Died in Portsmouth, Va April 30, 1862 In his 19th Year He died a Martyr to his COUNTRY . Twas hard to bid a long adieu, To one we loved so well; Ah hard to say that bitter word, That bitter word farewell. Amiable and beloved son, farewell! Thy years were few, but thy virtues were many; they are recorded not on this perishing stone, but in the Book of Life, and in the hearts of thy afflicted Parents, and FRIENDS .

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)