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Baxter Howell Lipsey Whittington

Obituary of Richard Carter Lipsey, Lexington, Mississippi

Richard C. Lipsey, a member of Holmes County Camp, No. 398, U. C. V., of Lexington, Miss., died there on March 26, 1920. He was born in that county on March 10, 1841, and while attending the Mississippi State University he volunteered on the Confederate army, becoming a member of Company A, 11th Mississippi Infantry. He served faithfully as a soldier until the battle of Sharpsburg, Md., where he lost a leg. After the war he made a splendid citizen and served the county as a member of the board of supervisors and treasurer for a total of twenty years. He was a true friend, a Christian gentleman, a loving, tender husband and father.

[Committee: Baxter Wilson, F. A. Howell, J. W. Whittington.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1920.

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