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Obituary of William Gaston Whitefield, Paducah, Kentucky.

William Gaston Whitefield died at his home, in Paducah, Ky., March 11, 1915. For years he had been Adjutant of the James T. Walbert Camp of Confederate Veterans. His last official act was sending the roster and assessment to General Mickle, of New Orleans, in order that delegates might receive recognition at Richmond. The same night he was taken ill. Willing to live, yet willing to go if God so willed it, he met death as he met every foe in battle, only with the assurance at this time that the Captain of his salvation would lead him on to victory. Would that every soldier-friend might have seen the passing from death unto life of this comrade, who could say in his last days, "If I have an enemy on earth, I forgive him," and in his last prayer, "Father, forgive my sins and grant thy will may be my will"!

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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