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 Cincinatus C. Slay

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Cincinatus C. Slay

  • Birth 18 May 1843 Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 31 Dec 1864 Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 11453921

Cincinatus was the son of Alexander Slay and Elizabeth McLean. Sibling to; Martha, Nathan W. (Capt.) Alexander Jr., Mary, Elizabeth, Norvell, Elijah (Capt.) Corydon, Leonidus, Alonzo Duncan, and twin sisters, Cornelia and Ophelia. All of his brothers served in the Civil War.
Cincinatus served as a Corporal in the CSA-Army of TN, 6th MS Infantry Co. F, known as the Crystal Springs Guards.

Originally, it was assumed by viewing his tombstone inscription, that he died during the Battle of Iuka, and there was a question on the correct date. However, a Slay family bible indicates the following;

Family bible records states "killed by the cars near Iuka"
As it was passed down through the family, Cincinatus and another man had survived the recent Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864). (This would have been part of Loring's Division). After their defeat the Rebels walked from Nashville to near Tupelo. Here was an opportunity to ride a train rather than walk. The wounded and sick were laid on flat cars. Cincinatus Slay and another man, being well, put a board between two flat cars since there was no other place for them. At some time after the train cars began rolling the board collapsed and he was crushed by the train.
Thanks very much to Tim Burgess for his bible information and settling a question on when and where Cincinatus died. May he rest in peace.


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  • Maintained by: Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
  • Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
  • Added: 31 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11453921
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cincinatus C. Slay (18 May 1843–31 Dec 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11453921, citing County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Gayle Hennington Van Horn. (contributor 46834516) .