Obituaries – 1862

Please note that the listings here are only for obituaries that have been found to date. It does not include all those that are listed with readable inscriptions; therefore, we have not yet cross-referenced them to the tombstone pages.
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Obituary Date
Death Date
3/5/1862 & 4/1/1862
1/30/1862 & 2/1/1865


Death Notice for 1862 from the Weekly Patriot

January 30, 1862
To the City Council:
With a heart full of sadness, I announce to both houses of the Council the death of one of our distinguished fellow citizens, Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer who nobly fell in the defense of his country on the 19th inst., in an unequal engagement with the enemy. His loss will send a thrill of sadness throughout the South and the warm gushing tears shed to his memory in this city of his residence, attests the estimation in which he was held at home and where he was best known.

A descendant of a noble Swiss, but born in a neighboring county, always magnanimous, chivalric and brave; his name was a proverb of true manliness, early attracting the notice of his fellow men. He was a printer, then an editor, then Comptroller of the State Treasury, then a member of Congress and then a General in our army, and always the high-toned and intelligent gentlemen. A feeling of unusual sadness falls upon the heart at the tidings of the loss of such a man. He was a brave commander and a true soldier. The city of Nashville lost one of her jewels when Zollicoffer fell and our people will mingle their tears with the members of his family in a loss which will be seriously felt by the whole Confederacy.

I make the official announcement for the purpose of recommending the Council, if his remains shall be brought here, to attend his funeral in a body, and to take such action as they may deem proper.

R. B. Cheatham, Mayor

January 30, 1862
The remains of Henry Fogg reached this place Sunday at about half past 4 o’clock on the Nashville and Chattanooga train. Thousands of his fellow citizens assembled at the depot and escorted them to the residence of his father on Church Street. It was a mournful pageant, a spontaneous and heart-felt tribute to his manliness and heroism. His funeral will take place at half past 10 o’clock, a. m., today at Christ Church. Divine service by Rt. Rev. Bishop Otey.

February 1, 1862
Executive Department, Nashville, Tenn, January 31, 1862
The mortal remains of Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer will reach the capital tomorrow. As a well earned tribute of respect to the memory of him who fell at the head of his column, gallantly battling for the independence and rights of his country, the Executive Departments of the State of Tennessee will be closed upon that day. In the death of Gen. Zollicoffer, the people of Tennessee realize the loss of one of her bravest soldiers, truest patriots and best citizens.
Isham G. Harris, governor of the State of Tennessee

Morning Bulletin
April 1, 1862
OBITUARY : Miss Lucy Butler Lanier (See copy)


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