Lt. Col. Rawley W. Martin, C.S.A.
Monument

By Henry H. Mitchell

The Rawley White Martin monument marks his grave in Lot 6 of the Old Chatham Cemetery, just west of South Main Street near the armory in Chatham, Virginia. The photographs were taken in 2005.


Rawley W. Martin Monument

The inscription:

In Memoriam
Dr. Rawley White Martin
September 30, 1835.
April 20, 1912.
His Wife
Ellen Douglass Johnson
1845-1921
Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
MARTIN



Rawley W. Martin Monument

The other side of the stone contains a tribute.



Rawley W. Martin Monument

The tribute:

BELOVED PHYSICIAN PURE PATRIOT AND
CLEAN CITIZEN, WHO GAVE TO MANKIND
THE TOIL AND TOLL OF A BUSY LIFE; LED
THE “IMMORTALS” OVER THE CREST OF
CEMETERY RIDGE: “WAS FAITHFUL IN ALL
THINGS AND IN ALL THINGS UNAFRIAD.”
BEAUTIFUL “FRIEND OF GOD” AND
HUMANITY. RAISED BY THE STRONG ARM.
WE WHO SURVIVE, SALUTE THEE!



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