Memorial to honor Confederate cavalryman James Wesley Nuchols
Maryville, Tenn.- A local Civil War cavalryman will be recognized with a memorial service and the dedication of a soldier’s monument at Maryville, Tenn., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2. . Great-great-grandson, Wesley R. Burnette, and Wayne M. Sampson who are members of the Col. Elijah Gates Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Fulton, Mo., will honor James Wesley Nuchols (1844-1906), at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville.
James Wesley Nuchols was the great grandson of Silvester Nuchols. Both Silvester and his son, Thomas, settled in the Crooked Creek area, near Hubbard, about 1812. Thomas had a large family, six sons and five daughters. James Wesley was the son of Richard A. Nuchols, who was the eldest son of Thomas Nuchols. Most of the Nuchols' who live in Blount County and eastern Tennessee today are descended from these eleven children.
Simple but colorful pageantry will include a fired salute and a historical eulogy to Nuchols, who was a private in Co. K of McKenzie’s 5th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment of the Confederate Army. Wesley Burnette and Wayne Sampson are also Associate Members of the Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp of Knoxville.
All descendents of Silvester Nuchols and their extended families, their friends and members of the SCV are invited to attend. For family, it may be a special opportunity to meet unknown cousins and distant relatives. Those who may need to be seated are encouraged to bring a folding chair.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is not affiliated with any other organization. The SCV is a historical, patriotic and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that the true history of the South is presented and taught to future generations.