I had the distinct privilege of taking Harold Becker on a tour of McGavock Confederate Cemetery Sunday. His father’s unit – the 128th Indiana – was posted on the far left Union flank, near the Nashville-Decatur Railroad, part of Stiles’s Brigade. That brigade faced the onslaught of numerous Confederate units from Featherston’s Brigade on November 30th, 1864.
Unfortunately, hundreds of young CSA boys did not survive the clash that fateful day and Mr Becker walked pensively through the cemetery reflecting on that day his father must have wished never happened. Many of those casualties are buried in McGavock.