Monday, January 12, 2015

ELIJAH SLAY, son of Alexander Slay, Sr. and Elizabeth (McLean) Slay

Captain, Co. C, 16th Mississippi Infantry - "Crystal Springs Southern Rights Rifles"

Battle of Cold Harbour, Virginia

The following letters and notes written by Capt. Elijah Slay in 1862-3 were transcribed by Frances (Matthews) Liptrap.  Dr. George Edgar "Ed" Jones of Madison, Mississippi also made comments and gave the materials to Brad Jeffreys, Slay researcher.

~above photos are examples of Confederate Captain uniforms

~below are transcriptions of letters and notes written by Capt Elijah Slay

 a re-enactment of the situation where Capt Elijah Slay was killed by a mini-ball in the chest at Cold Harbor, Virginia

 re-burial of soldiers killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The D.A. "Sandy" Slay and Rosa (Russell) Slay Family
 Sandy Slay with youngest daughter Allyne, circa 1918
 Card of thanks from Sandy Slay family after his death in 1922
Rosa Slay, with her 2 daughters, Vivian and Allyne
 Death announcement of Mrs. Rosa Slay
 George Dewey Slay, Sr., one of the sons of Sandy and Rosa
 Harold and Nell Slay family
front, l to r, Beryl D. Slay, Allyne Slay, unknown, Robert B. Slay
rear, Horace Beasley, 3 unknowns