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(5-2009) Family Plot-Waverly Cemetery:

George Hampton Young Family Cemetery sign on cemetery gate. Located on the former grounds of the Waverly Plantation

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(5-2009) Enlarge The Waverly Plantation cemetery has fallen into disrepair over the years. There is storm damage present and the area is overgrown. Note the row of family graves in the foreground


(5-2009) Enlarge Waverly Plantation cemetery

(5-2009) Enlarge Waverly Cemetery in Need of TLC


(9-2012) Enlarge Greenwood Cemetery Gates:

Greenwood Cemetery, located in downtown West Point, contains the grave of Silas Chandler
Andrew & Silas Chandler: Tintype of Andrew Chandler and his friend and family slave Silas Chandler. Both posed together for this tintype which raised all kinds of controversial questions over the issue of slaves and/or freed slaves fighting for the Confederacy. Did Silas fight in the Confederacy as a free man with his ex-master and life-long friend or did he go with him as his slave? A recent episode of the PBS show History detectives tackled this issue in search for answers. More information can be found by doing a search on the internet


(9-2012) Enlarge Silas Chandler Tombstone:

The grave of Silas Chandler. A Confederate Iron Cross once graced the grave of Silas but has since been removed by the request of his descendants due to the ongoing controversy

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