Joseph Allan Rue Obituary


from The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Saturday, September 5, 1896

Mr. Allan Rue died of Bright’s disease, Thursday morning, at his late home, near Brooklyn, in this county.  He was fifty-six years old and a Confederate veteran.  He was a member of the company “H” in the first or old regiment of General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry, and no truer or braver soldier ever suffered and fought for the “Lost Cause”.  The funeral services were conducted yesterday at 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion M. E. Church, by Rev. John R. Deering, and the internment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  The funeral cortege was by old Confederate soldiers of Harrodsburg and with the other veterans from Jessamine and Woodford counties, they marched to the cemetery.  Here in the Confederate lot, by the side of his brave and beloved commander, Captain Gabriel S. Alexander, his old comrades, with saddened hearts and kindly hands, laid him to rest.

Joseph A. Rue, March 4, 1840 – September 3, 1896


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