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Obituary of John Chapman Aiken, Johnson City, Tennessee.

On December 17, 1919, John Chapman Aiken, an honored veteran of the Confederacy, passed away in Johnson City,Tenn. He was born in Pulaski County, Va., on February 23, 1847, the fourth son of Matthew and Malvina Chapman Aiken. When quite young he went to Washington County, Tenn. where he spent most of his life. During the War between the States he served with the home guard some two years, guarding prisons, bridges, and supplies for the government until October 17, 1864, when he joined J. P. Lynch's battery of artillery and served with them until the close of the war. They were disbanded at Christianburg, Va., a few days after the surrender of Gen. R. E. Lee in April, 1865.

Mr. Aiken was a member of the J. B. Gordon Camp of Confederate Veterans, of Johnson City, and the Daughters of the Confederacy had bestowed on him the Southern Cross of Honor. He was a man of true worth, brave yet gentle, ever loving, tender, and true. He leaves a devoted wife and a little son, James Matthew Aiken.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1920.

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