Maj. T.H. BLACKNALL Confederate Veteran 'Last Roll Call'
Confederate Veteran mag., dated December, 1918, page 533.
Maj. T.H. BLACKNALL
In his 86th year, Maj. T.H. Blacknall died suddenly at his home in Chicago, Ill., in the month of October, 1918. He is survived by his wife and 7 children.
Major Blacknall was a brother of Col. C.C. BLACKNALL, of the 23d North Carolina Infantry and himself commanded an Arkansas Regiment. FINDING THAT HIS LARGE COTTON PLANTATION IN ARKANSAS HAD BEEN RUINED BY THE DEPREDATIONS OF INVADING ARMIES, HE SOUGHT HIS FORTUNE ELSEWHERE AND HAD FOR MANY YEARS BEEN A RESIDENT OF CHICAGO. He was an inventor. For some time he had been a contributor of the 'Veteran', but bits of verse giving expression to his optimistic spirit to be only as old as he felt. On a card sent out on his 85th anniversary, January 23, 1918, he said:" To know the full value of our worth We should forget the day of our birth."
[ this is not my family]