Armed Forces Day Observance

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Waltons Creek Church whose members will join American Legion members, Sons of Confederate Veterans members, with retired US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Rick Lambert, great great grandson of Manalcus and Maria Ford, to dedicate a Civil War marker for Captain Manalcus Ford. The marker was set by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Forrest’s Camp #1744, Calhoun, Kentucky members. The ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the cemetery. The dedication will be performed by members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Sgt. Elijah P. Marrs Camp 5, Nicholasville, Kentucky. Lunch will be served the church following the ceremony by church members and Centertown Welborn Lee Ashby American Legion Post #296 and Auxiliary Unit.

Manalcus “Mack” Ford, Sr., a blacksmith, also was minister of the General Baptist faith and served as a Sunday School superintendent. His military history reflects his service in the Confederate States of America army as a Captain in the Civil War. He served in Brigadier General Hylan B. Lyon’s Brigade Calvary of 8th Kentucky and was captured and taken prisoner in Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865 and released in Mobile, Alabama on May 30, 1865.

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