Weakley County Soldiers – America’s Wars
Fallen Warriors Project
- TOMBSTONES of our Fallen Soldiers – a photo project for WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq by Mike Rea.
Rev War 1775 – 1783
The United States of America is born. The fighting part of War was over October, 1781 when British General Cornwallis was forced to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. Two years later on Sept 3, 1783, The Treaty of Paris made it official, America was Independent. We celebrate our Independence on July 4th, the date on the Declaration of Independence.
- Revolutionary SOLDIERS that lived in Weakley County – after the War
- FLAGS of the Revolutionary War
- The Declaration of Independence with signers by the 13 States
WAR of 1812 – 1812-1815
War between the U.S. and England that was caused by the failure of the U.S. to convince Britain to stop restricting Franco-American trade, the impressment of American seamen, and the seizure of American merchant ships.
- WAR of 1812 – Timeline, Battles, Dolly Madison, Star Spangled Banner song written by Francis Scott Key. Weakley County settlers in War of 1812. Many Tennessee men in the Battle of New Orleans.
Civil War 1861-1865
The War of Aggression, the War of Rebellion. Weakley Co., and State of Tennessee voted not to succeed from the Union. There was a second vote. On the second vote, Weakley still voted not to succeed but the State as a whole did. Once Tennessee succeeded, most of Weakley County became Confederate.
- A word about the Civil War in WEAKLEY COUNTY
- BUSHWACKERS & Gangs roamed the County
- ORGANIZATION of the Confederate and Union Armies
- Veterans QUESTIONAIRES
- OBITS – Old Confederate and Union Veterans of Weakley Co.
- The CONFEDERATE side
- The UNION side
World War I 1917-1918
Known as the Great War, the War to end all wars.
America’s last known WWI Veteran, Corporal Frank Buckles, passed away Feb 27, 2011 at the age of 110. He enlisted at the age of 16, convincing an Army Captain he was older. He was the last living “Doughboy” to have served in France, one of the 4.7 million U.S. troops who enlisted to fight Germany. He passed at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia.
- FIND YOUR Weakley County SOLDIER – A-Z LIST of Weakley County Men at time of their Enlistment.
- WWI Soldiers of Weakley County – info submitted by descendants.
- WWI DRAFT CARD REGISTRATIONS – by surname for Weakley County.
- POSTERS of WWI – Uncle Sam wants YOU! and more.
- FIRST to RETURN HOME – Wounded Weakley Soldier, Spurgeon Mayo – the whole county turned out for a parade in his honor. He gave a speech on life “Over there”.
- LETTER HOME – Earnest H. Dunlap letter sent home 1918 + Passport with photo.
- WWI TOMBSTONES of FALLEN WARRIORS – Tombstone photo project by Mike Rea
- WWI and “BOYS from WEAKLEY” – Photos on those that never made it home – ship Leviathan – American Cemetery, Romagne, France by Pansy Nanny Baker.
- PHOTO ALBUM of our WWI Soldiers
Word War II 1939-1945
America joins its allies in saving the world. WWII started September 1939 with Hitler invading Poland. It ended with Japan surrendering on September 1945. For America, it started with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan, December 7, 1941.
- WW II main Page – with links to Photo Album, Ruth the “Rosie” Riveter, Posters of WWII, famous photo of Marines on Iwo Jima, Ration Books, photos of U.S.S. Arizona and the U.S.S. Missouri and Tombstone photos of Weakley Fallen Soldiers.
Modern Day Warriors
Post WWII – Korea – Vietnam – Today. They called them Conflict or Era but they were still wars.
- Modern Day WARRIORS – Photo Album of Weakley Soldiers, Tombstone photos of Korea Soldiers, Tombstone photos of Vietnam Soldiers, Vietnam Virtual Wall of those lost during Vietnam War.
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