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House Pierce

Obituary of Josiah Stewart House, Gibson County, Tennessee.

J. S. House was born January 11, 1843, and died December 17, 1915, after a brief illness. Enlisting in the Confederate army, he served as a member of Hill's 47th Tennessee Regiment, Army of Tennessee, taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Richmond, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, New Hope Church, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville, and others in which his command participated. He was ever true to the principles for which he fought. The Confederate cause was sacred to him. As a citizen he was modest and retiring and had the esteem of his fellow men. He took great interest in the welfare of young men, and it was his nature to look on the bright side of life. He was a good husband and a loving father. For several years his home was with his son Enoch, in Gibson County, Tenn., where he died. He was for many years a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Baptist Church.

From the fire of battle of four long years J. S. House returned to his home and was one of the brave men whose judgement in Reconstruction days helped to curb the resentment of impetuous Southerners when sorely tried by the Federal authorities and changed conditions in the South.

With sincere appreciation of the friendship that existed between us, it is in sadness that I place this humble tribute to his memory.

W. F. Pierce.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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