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Remembering The Battle Of Staunton River Bridge

The Halifax Chapter #1321, Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its annual bestowal of military awards ceremony Saturday at Staunton River Battlefield Park during the 146th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge.

Receiving the Cross of Military Service was (second from left) Danny Franklin Jackson, U. S. Army – Vietnam Conflict, ancestor of Robert T. Wilkins who served in the Surry Light Artillery and Wright’s Battery. Honored posthumously with a Cross of Military Service was Earl D. Fisher and Onard Albright Reagan. Accepting for Fisher was his sister, Edna Guthrie (center).

Fisher served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War and is a descendant of George W. Fisher who served in Co. H 3rd VA Calvary.

Accepting for Reagan who served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War was his son Tommy Reagan (second from right).

Reagan is a descendant of Fenton Thomas Reagan who served in Co. E, 35th NC Infantry. Presenting the awards were Grace Elliott (left) and Betsye Throckmorton (right) of UDC Chapter #1321. 

Award recipients must be a lineal descendant of a Confederate solider or sailor who rendered military service, and the recipient must have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States.