The beautiful and picturesque church of St. Johns, about seven miles from Columbia, on the Mt. Pleasant pike, was much injured during the war, and has remained out of repair ever since. And the grounds, which contain the remains of a number of gallant Confederate soldiers and distinguished generals, as well as many of Maury’s favored children are also out of repair. It is proposed to have a series of Tableaux at Ashwood on the 23d inst., for the purpose of raising money to repair the church and grounds. The Tableaux promise to be highly entertaining, as some of the fairest and most accomplished ladies and gallant gentleman of Columbua and Maury Co. will take part in it. The object is worthy of praise, the Hall is magnificent, the tableaux will be enchanting, and the accomplished managers, R.K. and Maj. Will POLK, will make everybody comfortable. Tickets $1, to be had at all the drugstores.
The Columbia herald. (Columbia, Tenn.), 13 Aug. 1869. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033386/1869-08-13/ed-1/seq-3/>