Confederate Soldiers
Company D, 6th Texas Infantry
Buried at
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Springfield, Illinois


Wreaths Across America
December 11, 2010
December, 2011
December, 2012

Sponsored By
E. S. Rugeley Chapter 542
United Daughters of the Confederacy

A portion of the Confederate Section at Camp Butler with no wreaths.
Taken on Monday, December 13, 2010 by
Jean Sharp who braved
13 degree weather to take the pictures for this page.


Cover Them Over

Cover them over with beautiful flowers;
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours;
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away;
Years they had marked for the joys of the brave;
Years they must waste in the sloth of the grave;
All the bright laurels that promised to bloom
Fell to the earth when they went to the tomb.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honours their merits forecast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.
Cover them over--yes, cover them over--
Parent, and husband, and brother, and lover;
Crown in your heart these dead heroes of ours,
And cover them over with beautiful flowers.

~Will Carleton


William Baxter

Arthur B. Cheesman

Thomas Davis

Charles Guthrie

Thomas Hill

Robert Kuykendall

John Price

Picture of John Price courtesy of  David McKnelly, WAA coordinator for Camp Butler National Cemetery,
who also braved the cold to take the picture of this marker.
Jean Sharp made a second trip to Camp Butler to take a second picture of Mr. Price's marker.
Thank you to both!