Revolutionary War reenactor plays “TAPS” at patriot’s grave.
Ed Butler, president general of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR), dedicated the grave of his patriot ancestor Rev. William McClanahan (1732-1802) at Reedy River Baptist Church, Oct. 7.

Larry McClanahan, president general of the NSSAR in 2001-2002, and also a descendant of Rev. McClanahan, participated in the ceremony.

Reedy River Baptist Church was organized in 1789 and is celebrating its 220th anniversary this year. The church’s cemetery contains many graves of Revolutionary War veterans, soldiers who fought in the War Between the States, and slaves.

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