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12/14/2012
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Killed in the Battle of Murfreesboro (Tennessee), on December 31, 1862
Of the major battles of the American Civil War, this had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides.

Information below supplied by Cleburnus
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Spurlock, Drury C. Pvt.,Capt. C CSR,Lind., Cemetery
Enlisted 5/28/61. Appointed Q.M. Sgt. 8/5/61. Killed at Murfreesboro 12/31/62. Was elected Capt. at reorganization 5/62. Buried in the Old City Cemetery in McMinnville. Born 1/23/33 died 12/31/62. Son of James C. and Sarah Allen (Shaw) Spurlock

Brothers
Spurlock, Cicero Pvt.,2nd Lt. C CSR,Lind., Cemetery
Enlisted 5/28/61. Was elected 2nd Lt. at reorganization 5/62. Was killed at Perryville 10/8/62. Is buried in mass Confederate grave at Perryville on battleground.

Spurlock, Chamberlin Pvt. C CSR, Cemetery
Enlisted 10/6/62 in McMinnville. Was detailed in Subsistence Dept. in 2/63. Buried in the Old City Cemetery in McMinnville. 4/16/1842 – 3/6/1873. Son of James Clair and Sarah Allen (Shaw) Spurlock. Brother of Drury

The Cemetery in on South High Street and is on the National Register of Historical Places



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A photographer since 1960, I was a photographer for the award winning student newspaper at the University of Miami. While there I was influenced by Wilson Hicks, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine After serving in the Army as a photographer, I returned to McMinnville and worked as a technical photographer

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Comments

  • Tonye Banks
    Tonye Banksabout 7 years ago

    I like this capture, it draws my attention, I have a thing for cemetery shots :P
    great job on the sc and I love the b&w :)

  • HeatherReMix
    HeatherReMixabout 7 years ago

    Great photo, very moving…

  • angela80
    angela80about 7 years ago

    Splendid capture Joe…this flag momentum atop the stone, this really adds to the passing of time for me because of the marks on the flag.. I do not know where this is..is there a whole cemetary dedicated to the civil war casualties here? have you researched this one person? sorry full of questions today aren’t I?! Wonderful capture..:)

  • © Joe  Beasley IPA
    © Joe Beasley...about 7 years ago

    Have not researched the person. The cemetary is the Old City Cemetary on South High Street in McMinnville It is the oldest Cemetary in the city

  • Miss Misery
    Miss Miseryabout 7 years ago

    great colour play

  • mrslowney
    mrslowneyabout 7 years ago

    very powerful

  • shakey
    shakeyover 6 years ago

    great sc.

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3over 6 years ago

    VERY NICELY DONE.

  • Cleburnus
    Cleburnusover 6 years ago

    He was a member of the 16th Tennessee Infantry. I have a considerable amount of information on him and his relatives if you are interested.
    john

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanalmost 6 years ago

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