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Lieut Onslow M. Airheart

Lieut Onslow M. Airheart

Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
Death 2 Nov 1883 (aged 49)
Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 56873502 · View Source
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Son of Peter Airheart and Nancy Gullatt. Married Mary N. Ingram.
Served in the 11th TX Infantry, Co, B, CSA

"Zack Sanders was another fine hustler and afraid of nothing. Zack and I went out one evening and came across a fine bunch of mutton peacefully grazing near a briar thicket, my gun brought down a fine fat one, and Zack had it in the thicket
quick and filled himself full of briars. The next day we had the finest baked quarter you ever saw. Joe Ware, our mess-mate, said he was going to ask Lt. O.M. Airhart to dinner. We tried hard to get him not to do so, as that particular
lieutenant was very tough on outside hustlers, but Joe went and told him that we had a fine beef roast and the boys all wanted him to take dinner with them. He came, and as we were all seated around the oven and viewing the find brown bake, he
said "Boys, those oar mighty small beef bones", and began to look rather ugly, but Joe Ware said, "Now Lieutenant, we asked you here to eat and not make remarks, and now you eat", and the Lieutenant did eat until we were almost sorry we had
invited him. Lt. Airhart was honest to the core, and was always in the front of the battle. He died a natural death a few years ago."

Bio by: Michael Airheart

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  • Added: 10 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56873502
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Onslow M. Airheart (24 May 1834–2 Nov 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56873502, citing Trinidad City Cemetery, Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by L Lane (contributor 46936562) .