Solving a Mystery: The Confederate Dead of Monroe City Cemetery

The Confederate Monument in Old City Cemetery             Since I first became interested in Ouachita parish history, I have heard the local story that the Confederate monument in Monroe’s Old City cemetery sits on top of the burials of Confederate soldiers.  Most of them would have come from the Confederate Hospital that was set up … Continue reading Solving a Mystery: The Confederate Dead of Monroe City Cemetery

Major Thomas R. Hotchkiss

The following article appeared in the Ouachita Telegraph, Saturday, November 4, 1871, Page 2, Column 4.  I believe Major Thomas R. Hotchkiss' remains were moved in the late 1890's, along with 125 other soldiers to what became the mound the Confederate Monument stands on in the City Cemetery. A HERO GONE TO REST.                    DIED … Continue reading Major Thomas R. Hotchkiss