Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sgt. William W. Weathered Remembered by Lexington Police, SCV

A ceremony to honor the service and memory of William Weathered was held at his gravesite in the Confederate lot in Section P of the Lexington Cemetery on Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 2:00 pm.

William Weathered served as a sergeant in the Second Kentucky Cavalry as part of the famous command of General John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. After the war he served as a police officer for the city of Lexington for many years and was killed in the line of duty while making an arrest in 1894.
Weathered’s grave marker had deteriorated to become nearly unreadable and its foundation sinking. It has been completely restored due to the efforts of the John C. Breckinridge Camp #100, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Morgan’s Men Association. Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Morgan’s Men Association, Lexington Fraternal Order of Police and the Sons of Union Veterans participated in the ceremony. 4th Kentucky Co. F reenactors provided the volley salute.
At 3:00 pm on the same day the Breckinridge camp attended the dedication of new grave markers for two Union veterans and a Spanish-American War veteran in nearby Section I-1 sponsored by the Sgt. Elijah P. Marrs Camp #5, Sons of Union Veterans.
Above: Officer Tommy Puckett from the Lexington Police Dept. recounts the events surrounding Sgt. Weathered’s sacrifice. Below: Camp #100 Commander Sam Flora and Past Commander David Gess unveil the new marker

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