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Catalog Number CML-GWG.1a-h
Date 1911
Scope & Content Obituary Newspaper Clippings for Brigadier General George Washington Gordon, 1911

Physical Appearance: Memphis, Tennessee, newspaper clippings of obituaries concerning the death of George Washington Gordon, August 9, 1911:

CML-GWG.1a. August 10, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - page 6, "George W. Gordon." 1 column (2 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1b. August 10, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - pp. 1-2, "Gen. Geo. Gordon, Soldier, Citizen, Statesman, Dead." with large photograph of Gordon, "Hero of Many Battles Dies Commanding 'Send Other Couriers, Those May Be Killed." 3.5 columns. Second article on page 1, "Gen. Gordon's Colleagues in Both Houses of the Nation of Congress Pay Tribute to Him," by R. M. Gates. 3 columns. Brief related articles on p. 2, "Washington Mourns Him. Speaker Clark Is Appointing Committee for Funeral," by R. M. Gates and "Gen. Walker Succeeds. Commander of N. Va. Army Corps Becomes Commander-in-Chief." (3 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1c. August 11, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - pp. 1-2, "Gen. Gordon To Be Buried Saturday," with large photograph of remains lying in state, "Body of Confederate Commander Lies in State Guarded by Former Comrades." 2 columns. Related brief articles also on page 2 - "Fellow Members Coming. Senator and Congressmen Will Attend Gen. Gordon's Funeral," by R. M. Gates; "U. S. C. V. Will Meet. Services to Be Held to Memory of Dead Commander;" "Coming From Nashville;" and "U. D. C. Send Condolences." (2 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1d. August 11, 1911 - "The News Scimitar" - pp. 1,9, "Veterans Arrange Military Funeral for Gen. Gordon," with photograph of veteran company of guards, "Veterans of Company A, U. C. V., Who Are Guarding Dead Leader's Body." 3 columns. Second article on page 1, "Successor To Gen. Gordon To Serve One Year." 1 column. (2 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1e. August 12, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - pp. 1-2, "Thousands View Gen. Gordon's Remains." 4 columns. (3 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1f. August 12, 1911 - "The News Scimitar" - pp. 1-2, "Last Tribute Is Paid Gen. Gordon, Late Commander of Confederates: All Details For Funeral Services Are Now Complete," with photograph, "Congressional Party, To Attend Gordon Funeral, At Union Depot." 2 columns. 2 related articles also page 1 under photograph, "Lymus Wallace Kept Faith With Gordon" and Maj.-Gen. Montgomery Arrives For Funeral." 1 column. (2 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1g. August 13, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - pp. 1-2, "Old Veterans Bury Their Dead Leader: Gen. Gordon Rests Under a Mound of Flowers," with photographs on both pages, "Funeral Procession of the Late George Washington Gordon, Brig. Gen., C. S. A., M. C., Commander-in-Chief U. C. V., Passing West on Adams Ave. Through Crowds Who Stood in Rain to Do Him Honor" on page 1; and "Pall Bearers With the Casket of Gen. Gordon as They Left Confederate Memorial Hall --- Veterans Standing at 'Present,'" on page 2. 2 columns. (2 indv. pieces).

CML-GWG.1h. August 13, 1911 - "The Commercial Appeal" - p. [--]. "Sentiment." 1 column. (2 indv. pieces).
Archival History The obituaries for Brig. Gen. G. W. Gordon were formerly located in the MC # Clippings / folder b, files.
People Gordon, George Washington
Search Terms Obituary
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