Open Letter of Compatriot Faron Sparkman

24 February 2008

5TH KY. INFANTRY CAMP RECOGNIZED FOR STONE SETTING

Darrell Crawford, a long time member of the Caudill Camp and a charter member of the 5th KY. Infantry Camp, has put together a team of men who have shown a great dedication in assisting our stone setting efforts over the past year. We want to take this opportunity to recognize their outstanding work in helping preserve the heritage of the Confederate soldiers from Eastern Kentucky. Darrell Crawford and Faron Sparkman have concentrated together for a number of years in researching the proud soldiers from the general area of Rowan, Fleming, Elliott, Carter, Morgan and Bath County. Sparkman, along with Caudill Camp member Larry Combs, have put together many long hours of research in tracking, finding the burial sites, and ordering stones for these soldiers. Crawford, along with 5th KY. Inf. Camp members Terry Kidd, Mark Patrick, Travis Erwin, John Erwin, and Shannon Barker have helped us tremendously in the field by setting the following eighteen markers to date.
  
Pvt. James W. Carter
Co B    5th KY Inf 
M.L. Carter Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Thomas Carter
Field's Co KY Partisan Rangers
Carter Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Solomon DeBoard
Co D     5th KY Inf 
Mauk Cem. Carter Co. KY
 
Capt. Ambrose B. Duvall
Co A    26th NC Inf 
Savage Cem. Carter Co. KY
 
Pvt. James Hogg
Co F    5th KY Inf 
Hogg Cem. Rowan Co. KY
 
Pvt. James Polk Howard
Co B    5th KY Inf 
Polk-Howard Cem. Elliott Co. KY

Pvt. Howard Lewis
Co K    5th KY Inf 
Lewis Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Samuel Mauk
Co D    5th KY Inf 
Samuel Mauk Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. James E. Parker
Field's Co KY Partisan Rangers
Ditney Cem. Rowan Co. KY
 
2nd Lt. Abel Pennington
Co D    13th KY Cav 
Pennington Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Nelson Pennington
Co B    5th KY Inf 
Nelson Pennington Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Levi S. Porter
Co G    22nd VA Cav 
Porter Cem. Carter Co. KY
 
Sgt. Hiram B. Roberts
Co G    5th KY Inf 
Caudill Cem.  Rowan Co. KY 
 
Pvt. Jessie Rose
Co D    5th KY Inf 
Rose Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Robert L. Rose Sr.
5th KY Inf Co D
Rose Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Robert L. Rose Jr.
Co D    5th KY Inf 
Rose Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt.  William Rose
Co D    5th KY Inf 
Rose Cem. Elliott Co. KY
 
Pvt. Henderson Stacy
Co B    10th KY Cav 
Bentley Cem. Morgan Co. KY
Recently certificates were presented to Darrell Crawford, Terry Kidd, Mark Patrick, Travis Erwin, John Erwin and Shannon Barker as honorary members of the Caudill Camp's Stone Setting Team. Gentlemen we salute you for your outstanding accomplishments. The Caudill Camp, working hand in hand with the 5th KY. Infantry Camp, has been a perfect fit with our desires being one and the same, to find and mark our Kentucky Confederates. The two camps are looking forward to working side by side again this year to reach new milestones while honoring our ancestors.

Faron