Tribute letter written by Orlando Devere Schooley Sr. while
he was recuperating from injuries he received during the Battle of Fort
Donelson, Tennessee, on 15 Feb 1862. The letter was written to the parents of a
fellow Clay County soldier, Pvt. Samuel Peshall. Private Peshall was killed at
Fort Donelson on the same day as Schooley was injured and his body was never
recovered or identified. Peshall is believed to be buried along with more than
600 unknown Union soldiers buried in a common grave.
G. A. R. 1903 Reunion
Grand Army of the Republic Reunion 1903 Clay City,
Left to Right: Austin Stanford, John Mosely, Lewis Brissenden, O. D.
Schooley, James Tanner, Henry Brissenden, Jacob Lee, Alfred Conley, Charles
Baker, Cal Henderson, Joseph MIller, Henry Watson, George Cooper, Stephen
Golden, Isaac Logan, John St. John, John Ausbrook, John Bayler, Wesley Birch,
Eli Boon and Berry Lewis.
Contributed 24 Apr 2020 by John E. Bartos
County Civil War veterans, attending a banquet meal, received a Grand Army of
the Republic (GAR) medal in recognition of their service.