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Southern Christian Academy CSA Memorial ? Pleasant Mound Public Cemetery, Dallas
Posted by: Robert Bennett (ID *****9012) Date: December 23, 2005 at 07:37:55
  of 1986

I am trying to find out more information about 4 CSA markers at Pleasant Mound Public Cemetery

I contacted Southern Christian Academy and they do not have any records that show why these CSA markers were placed at Pleasant Mound Public Cemetery (Scyene Rd and Buckner in Dallas, Tx). They said it may have done as a memorial for the CSA Veterans . There are several other members of the 6th Scyene buried there. None of the men below are listed in the cemetery book as burials.

There is a Flag pole beside these stones that at one time I have been told flew the Confederate "Stars and Bars".On the flag pole is a small sign that says “Property of Southern Christian Academy”

Isaac N. Terry and James Monroe Leach are buried at Abby Frost Cemetery in Mesquite. A 1966 extraction of the tombstones does not list Monroe Leach’s tombstone but it is shown on another one taken in 1999, when it was “found” and repaired is unknown. A Dallas Morning News (Monday, June 13,1983) artical states that another stone was found and repaired by Cub Scout Pack 149 but does not mention Leach's stone.

TERRY, Isaac N.
29 Jun 1836 Texas Pvt 6 Scyene Co. C. S. A.
12 Oct 1889

LEACH, Monroe
28 Sep 1818
22 May 1881
Texas Pvt 13 Brig Militia C. S. A.

Betherum and Elam are brother-in-laws and are thought to have been buried at the now “lost” Elam family Cemetery, that is thought to have been located near 175 (Hawn Freeway) and Jim Miller (Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx)

BETHERUM, Benjamin F.
24 Feb 1824 (Franklin)
5 Mar 1872
Texas Pvt 6 Co 13 Brig C. S. A.

ELAM, Benjamin F.
26 Apr 1834 (Franklin)
21 Feb 1900
Texas 4 Cpl. 13 Brig Scyene Co. C. S. A.

I have been told there was a fifth marker but I did not find it the last time I visited the cemetery a year ago this month. The city now mows the cemtery but provides little as far as other upkeep so it may have sunk below the surface.

James Monroe Leach is my great-great-grandfather. I am just curious about the history of this "memorial".

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