HECTOR V. CAIN MEMORIAL SERVICE
Hector V. Cain was born 5 February 1839 in Forsyth County Georgia. He enlisted in Co. I 43rd Infantry Regiment at Atlanta Georgia along with his brother John. Hector was discharged due to a disability. His brother John was killed in action and after this Hector re-enlisted. He served in battles at Richmond and Frankfurt Kentucky, Vicksburg and Bakers Creek MS and many others from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He was captured by Sherman's troops near Atlanta om 22 July 1864. He was sent to a military prison In Kentucky. While there he contracted Scarlet fever and was transferred to a prison hospital until the end of the war. After the war he came to Scott County AR where he married Katherine Fry. They had two children and moved to Texas where Katherine died. He returned to Scott County where he married Kansas Sullivan. They had ten children. Hector died 18 June 1914 and was buried in Parks Cemetery near Nola. A confederate grave marker was obtained for him and on 13 May 2000 a ceremony was held for him by the Sons Of Confederate Veterans. It was a very impressive ceremony and all five flags of the Confederate states were displayed. Sons of Confederate Camps at Hot Springs AR and Edmond OK participated. He was given a two gun salute three times. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Confederate battle flag and a framed picture of Hector was presented to his grandson Ed Cain. Below are two more photos from the ceremony.
Pictured below, left to right, are Jimmie Cain and Ed Cain, grandsons of Hector V. Cain, at the gravesite.
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