Thursday, October 3, 2013
36661. Samuel Burnette
Holy cow, it's a Reb!
Samuel F. Burnette served as a private in Company H, Louisiana Infantry Crescent Regiment, with the Confederate Army. A southerner. In Rockland, no less.
I've heard stories about a Confederate soldier who used to hang around the Grand Army Hall in Rockland. The legends say that he would attend the dinners and events, and was openly accepted, the war being long over and all. But when the time arose to take photographs to commemorate the occasions, the Reb was asked politely to step aside. The brotherhood of war only went so far.
Could Sam have been that Reb? Amazingly, someone decorates his grave with a Confederate flag, although I think I know who it is.
What an unexpected find!