Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday: Salathiel Meek Neighbour, 1834 - 1864

Capt. S. M. Neighbour, Co. D, 52nd O.V.I., was mortally wounded and died on the battlefield at Cheatham Hill during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  A marker shows the spot where he is said to have fallen.

The marker is in front of the Illinois Monument (erected by veterans of the Illinois army in the early 1900's) and faces the field where the Confederate and Union armies fought in June 1864.  The area is now near the hiking trails in Kennesaw Mountain National Park in Marietta, Georgia.

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