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Breckinridge Frazier Keller Shawlan

Obituary of James Newton Frazier, Cynthiana, Kentucky.

After many weeks of suffering, Capt. James N. Frazier died at Harrison Hospital, Cynthiana, Ky., on December 31, 1915. As the old year was chiming its farewells our comrade heard the "bugle call" across the mystic tide and answered to bivouac on the camp ground beyond the river.

Captain Frazier was born in Pendleton County, near Falmouth, in July 1832, and was a son of John and Sarah Montjoy Frazier. He was married to Miss Lizzie Keller in 1861. He served during the War between the States in Company K, 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge's regiment. He entered the service under Capt. John Shawlan, but went to Chattanooga, Tenn., and formed Company K, of the 9th Cavalry, in which he saw distinguished service in Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. Colonel Breckinridge held him in highest esteem as captain. His bravery and gallantry were noteworthy. Of his old company, only six are now living. He also saw service under Gen. John H. Morgan and was in all of Morgan's celebrated raids. At the death of the General Captain Frazier was transferred to Gen. Joe Wheeler's command, with which he served to the end of the war. When General Lee evacuated Richmond, Captain Frazier was among the special escort that guarded his train. There was not a braver man in the Confederate army nor one who was more considerate of his men.

At Cynthiana and in Harrison County Captain Frazier was regarded as one of the "grand old men." He was as gentle and lovable as he was brave and gallant. Of a pleasant personality, fine address, and good mixing qualities, he held the esteem of all men. He had served as sheriff of Harrison County. Two daughters survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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