Submitted in 2005 by Bunny Freeman
Confederate Veteran Magazine
Vol. 8 No. 7
The Last Roll Call
The Leonidas Polk Bivouac, No. 3, and William Henry Trousdale Camp, No. 495, of Confederate Veterans pay tribute to the memory of F. M. Nichols:
Comrade Francis Marion Nichols enlisted in his native State (Maury Cunty), Tennessee, July 1, 1861, in the Confederate States army as a private in Company H, First Tennessee, Regiment of Infantry. His home was in Columbia, and he was a magistrate. Comrade Nichols died Wednesday night, June 13, 1900. He was sixty years old. For some time he had been in feeble health, and was confined to his bed. The funeral services took place at the residence of Mr. John Latta, Rev. A. P. McFerrin officiating. The interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving him is a daughter, Miss Marion Nichols, who had been living in Nashville.
Comrade Nichols fought nobly for his native Southland, being twice wounded, from the effects of which he suffered many years–at one time being entirely disabled, spending several months at the Tennessee Soldiers’ Home.
A committee composed of W. A. Smith, W. J. Whitthorne, and A. O. P. Nicholson send resolutions, containing worthy tribute to the comrade.