Died August 4, near Indian Ridge Church, in the seventh civil district of Grainger County, Tenn., John T Fennell, aged 48 years. Deceased was a sergeant of Company B, Eighth Tennessee Cavalry U. S. A. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Manes after which the body was laid to rest by the members of the G A R post of Tampico, of which he was a member. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church at Indian Ridge and like all true soldiers of the cross, expressed himself as fully prepared for an entrance into the celestial city of God. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his departure.
Knoxville Journal — Wednesday, August 8, 1888
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used by permission.