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Black McCurdy Phillips Walker

Obituary of W. A. McCurdy, Lewisburg, Tennessee.

On February 20, 1916, at his home, in Lewisburg, Tenn., W. A. McCurdy departed this life at the age of seventy-four years. Surviving him are his wife and one son, H. K. McCurdy, of Tracy City, Tenn.

Comrade McCurdy early enlisted in the Confederate army and served in it faithfully and bravely until the close. In the early summer of 1861 he joined what was afterwards Company D, 4th Tennessee Cavalry (Starne's), and served with that commnad until May 9, 1865, when he was paroled at Washington, Ga. He then retunred to his home, in Marshall County, and had lived there ever since. His character as a soldier included those sterling qualities of firmness, steadiness, fortitude, steadfastness, endurance, resolution, and other noble qualities that make the real man. After the war he followed peaceful pursuits in the same quiet, unassuming way that had characterized him in war, always exercising an influence for good. He was a pillar of strength in his Church (Methodist) and always sought what he thought was the best and purest in politics. He was never ambitious in the sense of political preferment or self-glory. Industious, honest, truthful, he chose the better part in life and leaves a name to be honored and cherished by his family and friends as above anything to be desired.

[From resolutions of respect and sympathy prepared by a committee composed of W. W. Walker, R. L. Phillips, and T. C. Black.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1916.

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