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Veteran Services, VFW assist with Thompson Cemetery

Volunteer work was done in marking both known and unknown grave sites at Thompson Cemetery, located within miles of Highway 100.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

The Thompson Cemetery, sometimes known as the Lipscomb Cemetery, is located two miles south of Highway 100, southeast of the crossing of Highway 100 and Highway 22 South, on the Mike Martin farm. There are several graves, but many lacked formal markers.

Veteran Services Officer Jimmy White and Lexington VFW Post #1294 member Chris Dangler recently mentioned some volunteer work by those groups and others in marking the known and unknown grave sites.

The cemetery is from the early 1800’s and is the grave of Jacob Thompson, a member of Company I, 27th Tennessee Infantry, which was raised near Lexington by Captain Richard Barham. He was a veteran of Shiloh, where the 27th Tennessee took 60% casualties, and…

For complete coverage, see the July 7th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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