|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1863|
10TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY (PARTISAN RANGERS)
John Bush (First_Last)
Regiment Name 10 Kentucky Cavalry
Soldier's Rank_In Forage Master
Soldier's Rank_Out Forage Master
KIA: 17 August 1863
Burial: Thorntown, IN
Rank: Forage Master
10th KY CSA
Iron Cross Ceremony for Forage Master John Bush
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 1 pm
The Old Cemetery in Thorntown, Indiana
THORNTOWN, Indiana - Forage Master John Bush fought with 10th Kentucky Calvary, known as the "Yankee Chasers" during the Civil War, but when he was shot in Thorntown in 1863 he was buried without ceremony and at the end of the war, he didn't have an Iron Cross for his grave like other members of the Confederate Military.
Larry Truitt, Boone County Genealogical Society Cemetery Restoration Chairman along with the United Daughters of the Confederacy plans to correct that on Saturday, June the 19th at 1:00 p.m. by holding an Iron Cross Ceremony at The Old Cemetery in Thorntown where John Bush is buried.
The ceremony, which is open to the public, it will include bagpipes and a gun salute.
The Iron Cross is modeled after the Southern Cross of Honor, which the United Daughters of the Confederacy began awarding after a Confederate veterans reunion in 1898. The Iron Cross grave marker later honored unmarked graves of Confederate veterans.
Both are fashioned after the Maltese cross of the medieval Knights of Malta. Inscriptions include a Confederate battle flag, a wreath and the phrase "Deo Vindice" - "God Our Vindicator."
It shows that the man buried in the grave fought and died as a soldier. He was a true soldier.
Old Thorntown Cemetery
Created by: SixDogTeam
Record added: Dec 11, 2007
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