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Pvt Hance Carmichael

Pvt Hance Carmichael

Death 25 Jun 1863 (aged 39)
White County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Sparta, White County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8655795 · View Source
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Civil War Soldier.
Age: 39 Years 8 Months.

Buried Next To His Brothers: Soloman, Thomas And William.


By Margaret J Preston (1820-1897)

Only A Private -- And Who Will Care When I May Pass Away, Or How, Or Why I Perish, Or Where I Mix With Common Clay?
They Will Fill My Empty Place Again With Another As Bold And Brave; And They'll Blot Me Out Ere The Autumn Rain Has Freshened My Nameless Grave.

Only A Private -- It Matters Not That I Did My Duty Well, That All Through A Score Of Battles I Fought, And Then, Like A Soldier I Fell.
The Country I Died For Will Never Heed My Unreguited Claim; And History Cannot Record The Deed, For She Has Never Heard My Name.

Only A Private -- And Yet I Know When I Heard The Rallying-Call I Was One Of The Very First To Go, And...I'm One Of Many Who Fall: But As Here I Lie, It Is Sweet To Feel That My Honor's Without A Stain, That I Only Fougth For My Country's Weal, And Not For Glory Or Gain.

Only A Private -- Yet He Who Reads Through The Guises Of The Heart, Looks Not At The Splendor Of The Deeds, But The Way We Do Our Part; And When He Shall Take Us By The Hand, And Our Small service Own, There'll A Glorious Band Of Privates Stand As Victors Around The Throne!

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Hance Carmichael (23 Oct 1823–25 Jun 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8655795, citing France Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda Sue (contributor 46547643) .