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L. Shadrach Futrell (1831–1906), continued


town. A sniper shot and killed him as he approached Ninth and Main Streets.20 Colonel Woodward was buried in Hopkinsville’s Riverside Cemetery.21

The historic Summer home, where Company D formed, still stands five miles west of Hopkinsville at 5005 Cadiz Road. The Greek Revival style house overlooks Green-Hill Memorial Garden cemetery; it is currently owned by Mr. Randy Arnold. L.S. Futrell’s granddaughters recounted that ‘Grandpa Shade’ enlisted in the Confederate army at the Sum- mer farm. They said that he manned a cannon dur- ing the war and that his family’s Laura Furnace home was ransacked several times by Union troops.22

After he went to Texas in 1905, L.S. Futrell draft- ed a letter requesting information on how to obtain a “Southern Cross of Honor” which was awarded to veterans by the United Daughters of the Confeder- acy (UDC).23 Futrell stated that he served in Com- pany D, Second Kentucky Cavalry, under Captain Slaughter’s command. He said he was paroled from the Confederate camp at Gainesville, Alabama, and left his parole at [his son] Andrew’s when he left for Texas. L.S. said those he served with in Company D included: Sam Sumner, Sam Lancaster, Bob Thomp- son, C.T. Bridges, Dr. John Cunningham, and Zan Cunningham.24 Most of those Futrell listed are not mentioned as members of the Second Kentucky Cavalry in either National Archives compiled service records or the Kentucky Adjutant General s’ Report. Robert Thompson was listed on the official military rolls and Cullen T. Bridges applied for a Confederate pension citing his service in Company D.25 Bridges’ pension file indicated that while there was no writ- ten record to prove his service the pension board accepted statements from two of Bridges’ comrades who said they served with him.

Futrell’s obituary indicated that he received the “Cross of Honor,”26 but his name was not listed on the official UDC “Southern Cross of Honor” ledgers. The UDC librarian, however, wrote that their re- cords are far from complete.27

The Military Annals of ennessee contains a detailed sketch of Woodward’s Second Kentucky Cavalry. No muster rolls for the unit’s various companies were sent to the Inspector General’s office, according to the work. Obviousl , many records for Company D, Sec- ond Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward), were lost. Per- haps the loss occurred when the group disbanded.28

Charity Futrell (1834-1885) Shown holding Bible that L.S. bought in 1854; the Bible remains in the family.

Farris’ Battery, Missouri Light Artillery (Clark Artillery) After Company D of the Second Kentucky Cav- alry disbanded, L. Shadrach Futrell joined up with Captain Houston King’s Battery of Light Artillery, which subsequently became Farris’ Battery of Mis- souri Light Artillery (Clark Artillery). Clark’s Light Artillery was organized in January of 1862 as a unit of the Missouri State Guard; it transferred to the Confederate service in February of 1862.29

Clark’s Artillery moved east of the Mississippi River and fought at Iuka, Corinth, and Hatchie’s Bridge. Next, it was attached to the Cavalry Division of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and was involved in several conflicts in Mississippi until the spring of 1864, at which time they joined the Army of Tennessee. After fighting in the Atlanta Campaign, the battery served in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana under Captain Houston King’s command.30

Farris’ Battery surrendered with the Confeder-


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