The Civil War Monument As it Was

Civil War Monument will be repaired  The Claiborne County Progress, Feb. 3, 1999.

A monument located in the old section of Irish Cemetery will be repaired.

The announcement was made by Bill Harrell last week, following an article in the The Claiborne Progress.  A number of people have contaceted Harrell about repairing the monument honoring those who died in the civil war.

Countless years have taken its toll on the stone and marble sculpture, and during recent storms the weather was more than the monument could handle and sent it toppling to the ground.

Harrell said he doubts if the monument will cost very much money to fix and numerous people have come forth with material donations.

The informal committee can still use any help it can receive and will announce a meeting sometime in the near future.

"We will hold a meeting, probably in the courthouse, and anyone who is interested in helping in any way is invited to attend," Harrell said.

The monument erected after the war is actually a mass grave, that houses the remains of a countless number of soldiers and civilians.

Harrell said as soon as a date is set it will be announced in the Progress.

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  More pictures of the Irish Memorial Cemetery, Tazewell, TN.

Subj:  Monument
Date: 11/10/99 10:19:36 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bailey, Randall L. (O65) )
To: ('')

           I thought you may be interested in knowing that  the Federal 8
inch mortar ball and the Federal 300 lb. Parrot bolt projectile are at Doc's
Welding being fastened together today. As it turns out the Parrot  is quite
rare,  it is a chilled nose bolt used for smashing large fortifications. I
even received an offer from a relics dealer to purchase it. He said he has
only seen two or three, one of which he owns, but his is a shell of the same
size and not a bolt.  Even though we are still short on donations we hope to
proceed with the rebuilding this month. If you know of anyone who may be
interested in a contribution (no matter how small) please tell them about
this project.
Thanks, Randy

Tazewell Monument Project - A completed Work!
Visit this site to find out more about the Tazewell Civil War Monument Project
Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp #87
Sons of Confederate Veterans

I was very sorry to read of the passing of Randall Lee Bailey on Jaunuary 5, 2004. Randy was very instrumental in not only the project here but was Vice-President of the Claiborne County Cemeteries Association which has done a remarkable job in restoration of many Claiborne County cemeteries.

Randall Lee Bailey, age 54, of Tazewell, was born June 28, 1949 and passed away January 5, 2004 in Knoxville.

He was employed for 24 years with Bechtel-Jacobs in Oak Ridge. He was a member of the Sons of Confedrate Verterans. He is preceded in death by wife, Linda Bailey; parents: Clifton and Mildred Bailey

Survivors include by his sons: Jamie and wife Adrienne Bailey of Knoxville, Michael Bailey of Tazewell; brother, Terry Bailey of Port Charlotte, Fl.; a host of cousins, other realatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held 7 p.m. Thursday, January 8 in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Overholt officiating. Graveside Services were held 11 a.m. Friday, January 9 in the Bailey Cemetery.

Claiborne Funeral Home in charge.

Claiborne County Progress
January 14, 2004

We Extend Our Sympathy
The Claiborne County Cemeteries Association would like to extend their greatest sympathy to the family of Randall Bailey. Randy was the Vice President of the Claiborne County Cemeteries Association and was very instrumental in getting jobs accomplished.
He lead the clearing of Nevils Cemetery and helped to locate several cemeteries. He was also interested in identifying Civil War Soldiers and participated in enactment's and memrorials. He helped to set up the memorial for the Thacker Memorial in the riverview Community. His job took him to Ground Zero after Nine Eleven where he woriked for several weeks.

He also shared with the Cemeteries Association his involvement in the exercise of testing of weapons to hit a target in the middle of the ocean for his countyry. He stated this test was 100% accurate. We told him that was good to know. We are glad that Randy shared a very small part of his life with us and are happy to call him a true friend. He will be missed greatly.
The Claiborne County Cemeteries Association.

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