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Burt, William Hardy

WILLIAM HARDY BURT, a true soldier of the old South, a kind and noble friend, a just and loyal citizen, died on August 7, 1921, at the age of ninety-three. He was an officer of the Oscar R. Rand Camp No. 1278 U. C. V., of Holly Springs, and his comrades lost a good friend in his death, and the entire community is the poorer in the loss of this honored and respected citizen. Comrade Burt was born May 4, 1828, in this county, Holly Springs Township. In 1852 he married Miss Mary Winfield Adams, and to them were born six children. In 1862, at the age of thirty-four, he volunteered and enlisted in Company E, 36th Regiment, 5th Cavalry, commanded by Thomas A. Harris. His service was something over three years; he returned home wounded in the leg, from which he never entirely recovered, though he lived a long and useful life. For forty-four years he served as magistrate and was very prominent in political affairs. At the age of thirteen he became a member of the Baptist Church, and was a faithful Christian to the end. He was the oldest member of the Church there, which he had served for eighty years and was also Sunday school superintendent for thirty years. Six children survive him, also twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Confederate Veteran, February 1922



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