Col. Wm H. Bishop's Tombstone At McGavock, #34

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Colonel William Harrison Bishop commanded both the 7th & 9th Mississippi Infantries during the Civil War and was killed fighting in the ramparts on Nov 30, 1864 during the Battle of Franklin, along with almost 1500 others. His cemetery marker is seen here in the middle in the foreground with flags on both sides. His initials on his cemetery marker are erroneously marked N. H. B. It has been proven that his body is buried there and plans are in the making for another tombstone to be installed for him giving him the honor he is due. An attorney, he had left his parents and siblings in Preston County, WV to follow his eldest brother, Ferdinand David Bishop Jr. to Mississippi. His brother, however, moved on to Texas with his family. William decided to stay in Mississippi and when the Civil War started, he joined the "Marion's Men" which eventually became part of the 7th MS Infantry.
at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee


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