KC Manuscript Collection 69
The American Legion Hammond Post, No. 3 Decorating Committee Collection consists of correspondence, cemetery lists, and maps used to decorate graves on Memorial Day during 1969 and 1970. The correspondence is from Elizabeth Goerdel and Dr. C. James Frye, Chair of the Legion’s Decorating Committee. Other people that helped place flags on area cemeteries were Karl Goerdel, Elizabeth’s husband, C.K. Koffman, and Hugh Nelms. Graveyards discussed were primarily in Hawkins County and appear to be relatively small based on the limited number of names listed for the various sites. Crude hand-drawn maps showing the grave locations of veterans are included for the following cemeteries: Morrison,Mt.Carmel, Lone Star, Mullins, Dykes,Murray, Mowell, Soloman’s Temple, and Walker Fork.
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
This collection should be cited as:
American Legion Hammond Post, No. 3 Decorating Committee Collection, 1969-1970. KC Manuscript Collection 69, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.
Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in March 2006.
Revisions to the finding aid were made by Brianne Johnson in May 2008.
American Legion.Hammond Post No. 3 (Kingsport,Tenn.)
Hawkins County (Tenn.) Genealogy.
Hawkins County(Tenn.) Maps.