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Lebanon News
Obituary of Samuel Henry Wyatt

December 13, 1918


Death came to S. H. Wyatt Thursday afternoon of last week very unexpected and two miles away from his home. He had gone for a load of wood out about Mr. Fogleman's where he died of heart trouble. He was in Lebanon a few hours before attending to business and seemed to be about as usual. He was 72 years of age, possibly the youngest confederate soldier in the southwest.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company C, 37th Virginia Regiment, and participated in all the battles in the Valley of Virginia; he was captured and sent to Point Lookout where he remained a prisoner until the surrender. No better soldier than he ever shouldered a musket being always at his post of duty.

In 1866 Mr. Wyatt made a profession of religion and joined the M. E. Church, south and was a loyal member as long as he lived.

A wife survives to mourn his going.

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