3rd Arknsas cemeteryWell, we made it back to the inhabited house without getting accosted by an oil worker.

 Also we never saw any animals for that matter, which was unusual for a wooded area as dense as existed in this area.

 We decided to stop at the Champaignolle Cemetery and look at the grave stones. Getting out to stretch our legs felt really great.

 The day was still sunny, but very cold. We got bundled up in heavy coats and searched the cemetery for any Dukes or Nelsons buried there. There weren’t any. The cemetery was larger than it appeared from the road and by the time we had covered it, we were chilled to the bone.

I still wanted to find anything dealing with Littleton C. Duke.

Littleton and I have a connection.  The first two letters of his last name and my last name begin with DU. He was born in Alabama and so was I.  He moved to Arkansas and so did I.  His wife’s first name was Nancy and my wife’s first name is Nancy. He and his wife were married in November, 1867.  I and my wife were also married in November, but in 1967.

Wooo! Ooooh!

About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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