Confederate Memorial service
Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the Confederate Memorial service sponsered by the United Daughters of the Confederacy at Forrest Cemetery. It was a very historically enlightening service which commemorated the 150th  anniversary of the crossing of Black Creek by General Forrest and his men and the exploits of Emma Sansom. But apparently due to politically  correct expediency on the part of the Gadsden Times, not one word was mentioned in this daily publication nor any on site coverage whatsoever. This has become the norm for the times and I should not have expected anything different. Also, this is also the 150th anniversary of the death of Pvt. Robert Turner of the 4th Tenn. Cavalry. He was killed at the Battle of Black Creek and buried by Emma Sansom and her sister next to her father in the Sansom cemetery which is now in the median of Meighan Boulevard across from the old high school. I placed a grave marker there for him twenty four years ago. He is the only marked killed in action on what is now Etowah County soil. Again, thanks to the Gadsden Times for their diversity and the coverage of this event.
I remain,
Hunter Phillips