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Captain Asa Black Hawk Hays, 7th Tennessee Cavalry US

Captain Asa N. “Black Hawk” Hays, 7th Tennessee U.S. Cavalry.
File Photo / The Lexington Progress

Article by Clay Crook-

Memorial Day has its roots in the South, originating from the decoration of graves from the War Between the States. Our county is covered with the graves of veterans from both sides, others are in burial trenches and battlefields and National Cemeteries from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean. Without a doubt, the most colorful character in Henderson County’s Civil War history, on either side, was Captain Black Hawk Hays. A mere article can’t begin to capture the number of tales about Captain Hays, and his brother, Stob, of their…

For the complete story, see the May 30th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. Ken barber on November 7, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Are copies of the article about Asa Hays available?

    • Editor on November 7, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Ken – You may read the full article, in the archives section, on our website, with an online subscription. Or, if you prefer to read the printed edition, you would have to access it on microfilm at our local library. We only keep about 9 months of hard copies on file, here in our warehouse. Please contact our office at 731-968-6397 if you have further questions. Thank you!

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