|Private Thomas Lewis Rider, CSA
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5. Confederate Mail Carrier in the Trans-Mississippi
Thomas Lewis Rider, Co. B, 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles served as a
Confederate Military courier (mail carrier) for Gen. Stan Watie and Gen.
Douglas H. Cooper, CSA, during 1861-3 until he died on August 17, 1863.
Pvt. Rider was buried at Carriage Point
(Fisher Station). Pvt. Rider
apparently served as a staff mail carrier from CSA HQs to
troops operating in the field, or camped for a time resting and foraging.
His 16-year old son took his place in the mail service after he died
and claimed that the "work was dangerous."
March 12, 2013 Enlarge Detail-1 Detail-2. Grave of Pvt. Thomas Lewis Rider (b April 3, 1814, d August 17, 1863). The grave is a few yards north of the Fisher's Station cabin site. View looking northeast
March 12, 2013 Enlarge Pvt. Rider grave. View looking east
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