Friday, October 22, 2010

Confederate Veteran to Be Honored in North Carolina

VALE, NC – A memorial service to honor Confederate soldier Solomon A. Workman will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, Lincoln County, North Carolina.

A new military grave marker supplied by the Veterans Administration was installed by the W.J. Hoke Camp 1616, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Lincolnton. Tony Jenkins, of Lincolnton, initiated the project by providing the required documentation to the Veterans Administration, and Andrew Johnson of W.J. Hoke Camp 1616 assisted Jenkins with the installation of the marker.

Tony’s brother, Jerry, also helped with the installation.

Workman was born on July 4, 1842, and married Susannah Catherine Reinhardt (born in Lincoln County on March 7, 1846) on August 10, 1865. He enlisted on August 14, 1861, at the age of 20, and served in Company E, 32nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded in the foot at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863, and was hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, on September 25, 1864, with a gunshot wound. A farmer in the Vale area, Workman died on May 7, 1897, and is buried in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Vale.

The service will be held rain or shine at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2700 Trinity Lutheran Church Road, Vale, North Carolina.