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.

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.

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.

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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