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Lunsford McBee Wells

Obituary of T. A. Lunsford, Holmes County, Mississippi.

My brother and comrade, T. A. Lunsford, was born in Russell County, Ala., May 19, 1839. Our parents removed to Holmes County, Miss., in 1844, and he was edcucated in the schools of the county. Responding to the call of the South in 1861, he joined Capt. Josh McBee's cavalry company, made up in Lexington, Holmes County, Miss., which was sent into the Western Department under command of General Forrest. T. A. Lunsford served in Company A, 28th Mississippi Cavalry, and continued in the cavalry service throughout the war, bringing out with him the same horse with which he entered. His command was in front of Sherman from Vicksburg to Greensboro, N. C. After following Hood into Tennessee and out, he was with the command, retreating slowly and fighting hard all he way to Greensboro, N. C., where Johnston's army surrendered May 1, 1865. He was never wounded. He returned home after the war to begin life ane. On February 5, 1867, he was married to Miss India Wells, and together they lived a long and useful life and reared a large family of childen. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. He answered the last roll call and "crossed over the river" on the morning of February 1, 1915.

[Sketch by his brother, W. W. Lunsford.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1915.

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