Soldiers Bios

If you have information to add about a specific soldier, including pension records, please send them to me. If you have an old picture to go with your soldier’s story, I can post that too! To ensure privacy, the soldier must not be living.

BARNES, FLOYD RILEY

Floyd Riley Barnes, 54, farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maley- Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Covington Memorial…

BARTON, J. E.

Mr. J. E. Barton, an old and well-known citizen of Mason died at the Confederate Soldier’s Home near Nashville, Monday night, and his remains were brought back to Mason and…

BLACK, JAMES DARREL

James Darrel Black, 62, of 214 Countrywood in Covington died last Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, following a one-car accident at the intersection of Highway 51 South…

BOSWELL, EUGENE M.

(Aug. 4, 1931 – Aug. 31, 2002) Covington – Eugene M. Boswell, 71, of Bartlett, formerly of Covington, retired shipping clerk for International Harvester, died Saturday at his home. Services…

BOWEN, DAVE

Capt. Dave Bowen, who took morphine last week, died at 5:30 o’clock Thursday evening, same day. The doctors and friends exhausted every effort to save his life, but failed, the deadly…

BRADSHAW, CPL J. W.

The remains of Corporal J. W. Bradshaw, a Tipton county soldier, who made the supreme sacrifice with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, reached here Saturday for burial in Shiloh…

BRINGLE, JOHN NICHOLAS

John Nicholas Bringle died Saturday morning at his home in the 12th district, after having passed his ninety-first birthday. He was, perhaps, the oldest citizen in Tipton county and had been…

BROWN, T. W.

Mr. T. W. Brown, an aged citizen of the Drummonds neighborhood and an ex-Confederate veteran, whose illness was mentioned in these columns last week, died Sunday and his burial occurred…

Craddock Elizabeth Vaughan

The News Scimitar (Memphis, Tenn.) Nov. 14, 1918 Little Craddock Elizabeth Vaughan is a five-months-old patriot. She has really done more than her share toward helping to win the war,…

HANNA, Abner J.

ABNER J. HANNA PASSES AWAY Mr. Abner J. Hanna, aged 87 years, an ex-Confederate soldier, died last Thursday at 6 p.m. at the home of his son, Mr. W. H….

KELLEY, BILLY SUNDAY

Sept. 10, 1923 – April 5, 2004 – Bill S. Kelley of Burlison died at his residence. Mr. Kelley, 80, was a retired farmer and avid sportsman. He was a…

McDivitt, George W

Sergeant McDivitt was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea…

Moreno, Benigno

Name: Benigno Moreno Birth Date: 1927 Gender: Male Race: Caucasian (White) Home City: Tipton Home State: Tennessee Citizen Status: US Citizen Death Date: 9 Aug 1952 Processed Date: Nov 1979 Casualty Country:…

Rose, Darrow A

Darrow A Rose – 25 Jul 1931 – 20 June 1951 Private First Class Rose was a member of the 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded…

Tanner, Captain Charles “Nels”

Hero of Vietnam War, Cmdr. Nels Tanner, dies By Brian Blackley, PublisherThe Leader (Covington, Tenn.)Published: June 12, 2015 Cmdr. Charles Nels Tanner, 82, a hero of the Vietnam War and Covington, Tenn., native, who endured…

Verses From the Heart

The amazing artifact pictured below was written on May 10, 1862, and finished on July 6, 1862, by Tipton Countian, Lt. John Hardin Crouch, CSA, when he was held as…

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Soldiers Bios

If you have information to add about a specific soldier, including pension records, please send them to me. If you have an old picture to go with your soldier’s story, I can post that too! To ensure privacy, the soldier must not be living.

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