Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

General Louis Hebert's Grave-- Part 3

He was reburied October 26, 2002.

He had origianally been buried at the Hebert family cemetery (obviously on land owned by his family).  That land is now under different ownership and privately held.  The owner wanted to sell the land and picked up the cost of removing the remains.  (I did not read about if there were other remains at the site.)

A  SCV member built a cypress casket and the body was moved by a mule-drawn wagon about one mile from the grave to the church in Cecilia.  The remains had been removed from the grave and put in the casket the day before.

It had rained quite hard earlier in the day and a slight drizzle continued during the reburial service.

Participants in the service were heard to say "it wasn't very often you could bury a general."

--Old B-R'er

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