Friday, January 24, 2014
Some Discrepancy on Gatlin's Burial Site
In the last post, Wikipedia had the Richard Caswell Gatlin and his wife being buried at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Arkansas. However, Find-a-Grave says he is buried at Forest Park Cemetery at Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastion County and there is an obelisk there.
Also buried at the plot is Richard Caswell Gatlin 1860-1869 buried there. Probably his son.
I went to the Find-A-Grave site for the Fort Smith National Cemetery and found that it has Richard Gatlin as being buried there. In addition, another former Confederate brigadier general, Alexander Early Steen is buried there. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army at age 19 during the Mexican War.
Sounds Like a Story. --Old Secesh