Fayetteville honors War of 1812 veterans at Cross Creek cemetery.

On September 22, 2012, state and local officials, non-profit groups, re-enactors, and the U.S. Army publically honored the service of War of 1812 veterans General Thomas Davis, Sergeant John Huske II, Lt. John Eccles, and Militiaman John Powers interred at the Cross Creek Cemetery #1. The veterans were honored at their gravesites.  The program was sponsored by the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum (FATLHM) in partnership with the United States Army at Fort Bragg. The “Army Ground Forces Band” of Fort Bragg provided music and the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in honoring the veterans. David Brook was the keynote speaker in his capacity as Chair of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources War of 1812 Bicentennial Planning Committee.

Rev. Robert Alves, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, descendant of General Thomas Davis; Sterrett Brook, Sanderson High School student, Raleigh; Lt. Col. Dickson Schaefer, descendant of Sergeant John Huske II; Master of Ceremonies Major Bruce Daws of the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Company and director of FATLHM; and Dr. David Brook, chair of the Chair of the DCR War of 1812 Bicentennial Planning Committee. The photograph was taken in the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum after the program.

Jim Greathouse, historian with FATLHM, and member of the DCR War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee, speaking at the grave of Lt. John Eccles, War of 1812 veteran.

 

Rev. Robert Alves speaking at the grave of his War of 1812 ancestor, General Thomas Davis.

War of 1812 marker at the grave of Sergeant John Huske II with flowers presented by Marcia Rowbottom, DAR.

 

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