Lawrence Reunion UPDATE: Submitted by Bill
Grave dedication ceremonies for Robert Jackson Lawrence, 11:00 a.m.; 28 Sept 2003; Adams Cemetery in the Logan Community.
***Directions to Cemetery: From the CARTHAGEarthage downtown square, go south (toward Tenaha) on highway 59 for 3.8 miles (Bramlett's wrecking yard will be on the left side of the road); turn east (left) onto FM 2517 toward Deadwood, TX for 10.5 miles; FM 2517 will dead end at the intersection of Hwy 31. Turn right (south) on 31 and go 5.7 miles; turn left (east) on to CR 455; stay on CR 455 for 2.0 miles. Adams Cemetery is on both sides of the road. It is a nice and well kept cemetery with a very large covered eating area.
From DE BERRY: Turn left on to Hwy 31 at the blinking light; continue on Hwy 31 to where it ends at FM 123; turn right on to FM 123 for about 1/4 mile; turn left on to Hwy 31; continue on Hwy 31 through Deadwood community to CR 455; turn left on to CR 455 to the cemetery about 2.0 miles.
This event continues to grow. There will be Confederate reenactors from across the area. Included is a group from Woodville, TX. They will have uniformed riflemen, uniformed infantrymen, and women in period dress. Also, thanks to Hugh Rutherford, there will be a bagpipper in full scottish dress. There will be two 12-pounder Mountain Howtizers and a Coehorn mortar along with the color guard whom all will fire the salute. It is very possible there will be in excess of 300 attendees. We hope to have various media sources covering the event.
DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT JACKSON LAWRENCE: We hope to have computers set up to gather additional family info. Please bring any pictures you have of your parents, grandparents, great grands, and so on. Also, if you have any stories about relatives, funny or not, please bring them in written form so they can be added. FRIENDS: Please make plans to attend this event. If you have never seen me in uniform, you're in for a treat!!!!!! Additionally, if you have never seen a Mountain Howitzer or seen one fired, hang on to your hats! Most of all, if you have never attended a Confederate Grave Dedication, be prepared. It is a moving, solomn experience. I hope to see you there. Until then, Bill