Union soldier grave marker dedication today in Nashville

Captain Nathan W. Wilcox

Grave Marker Dedication for Capt. Nathan W. Wilcox
Mount Olivet Cemetery
1101 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee
2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 14
(see map)

Location: Single Graves Section 4
Row 5, Space 116

Check back later on for pictures and video footage of the ceremony.


Here are my notes on the ceremony.

About ten braves souls, half descendants, half local history enthusiasts, braved the 105 heat index sun today at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville for the purpose of attending the Memorial, Celebration of Life, & Grave Dedication Honoring Captain Nathan W. Wilcox (1828-1891) of the Missouri Engineering Regiment of the West.

Here are a few pictures of the ceremony.

Mrs Jean Wilcox Hibben, great great granddaughter of Capt Wilcox.

Tombstone and GAR marker for Nathan W. Wilcox

President Lincoln poses with a Wilcox descendant and Boyscout


Descendants of Captain Wilcox join in as Color Guard for the ceremony.

Nathan W. Wilcox tombstone with the newly-placed American flag and GAR marker.

Picture of Nathan W. Wilcox in Union uniform from the ceremony program.

More info and videos to come soon.

4 thoughts on “Union soldier grave marker dedication today in Nashville

  1. Kraig is there a list of what the known names of the men in the McGavock cemetary? I just read the book and someone thinks there is a T. Taylor on some list. His is my gr gr grandfather Toliver Taylor from S., Carolina Thank you

    • Sallie: Your Gr. Gr. Grandfather, Pvt. Taliaferro L. Taylor of Co. F. 24th South Carolina is buried in the South Carolina Section, #84, Grave #27 in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee.

      Sincerely, Tim Burgess

  2. Thanks for posting this dedication ceremony for Capt. Wilcox. Our American hero’s should always be remembered and honored for helping shape our great country to what it is today. 🙂

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