Wreath Laying
Processional of Troops
The Honor Guard
Andrew Potter
Henry Potter
David Stapleton
Representing Andrew Potter
Representing Andrew Potter
Natalie in Mourning Attire
Taking a Break
Cutting a Fine Figure
Time To Go
1860's at it's finest
Mourning Dresses

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On November 12, 2000 approximately 50 persons gathered at the Elkhorn City Cemetery in Elkhorn City, Kentucky to pay tribute to 5 Civil War Veterans. Those being honored included two sons and a son-in-law of Richard and Mary Christine "Teeney" (Ramey) Potter.

Henry and Andrew Potter were brothers and both served in the 10th KY Calvary, CSA enlisting in VA. Henry and Andrew's brother-in-law David Stapleton served as a Partisan Ranger. Of these three Henry and Andrew survived the war. David was lost during the conflict when he was on a scout and shot by a Yankee in the Eel Flats. He left a widow Mary "Polly" (Potter) Stapleton and two children to mourn his passing. We continue to remember David and mourn his loss.

Shanklin Salyer served in the 50th VA. Infantry. He was married to Anna Vicars. Their daughter Sarah Ellen Salyer married Levi Potter the son of John Potter and Elizabeth Ramey. John Potter was a also the son of Richard and Mary Christine "Teeney" (Ramey) Potter and served in the 10th KY Calvary, CSA.

The Lt. Colonel Vicent A. Witcher Camp #1863 from Buchanan Co., VA. served as Honor Guards for the ceremony. The Camp genealogist provided those gathered with a biography of each man. A 21 gun salute was also provided by the Honor Guard. Natalie Berry, the great great great grandaughter of Andrew Potter provided a moving tribute in her ressional song "Just As I Am".

For those of you unable to attend you were missed, to those who attended many thanks for a memorial that will long be remembered.

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