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Lt. Walsh Anniversary Celebration Reaches 25 Years

decorated grave

A group of mostly old friends gathered yet again to honor the memory of Lt. Walsh, whose grave in Oakwood Cemetery marks a unique aspect of Raleigh’s history. Raleigh’s near destruction by and survival of Sherman’s march, Spring’s eternal hope, and pure Southern spirit are all embodied in this private ceremony, celebrated for 25 years this one. The anniversary of Lt Walsh’s hanging by federal troops after his potshots at them while entering Raleigh reaches its 150th year in 2015.  hope to see you there! It is always worthwhile. Thank you, Karl.

Karl decorates grave

Karl decorates the grave

Chloey reads the story of Lt Walsh

Chloe reads the story of Lt Walsh

 Links

Goodnight Raleigh’s post on Lt Walsh

Another fascinating Civil War Raleigh item from Goodnight Raleigh

Interesting link via Jim Dean

News & Observer Lt Walsh story (Josh Shaffer)

Ernest Dollar’s story about Walsh on Raleigh Public Record

Raleigh Rambles posts on Lt Walsh:

 Lt Walsh and the pseudo-mystery (2008)

Lt Walsh celebration reaches 20 years (2009)

 

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April 13, 2014 Posted by | Raleigh history | | 2 Comments