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photo courtesy of Krysia McCurdy
American Legion Indian Land Post 250 members, left, Richard Steininger and Jim Reese, stand at parade rest during a wreath-laying ceremony Monday, May 22, at the rediscovered grave of Lt. Drury Watson, an ensign in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War, in the Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Road.
Legion honors lost vets

Denise Johnston
For Carolina Gateway

So often we hear about history being lost, but this story is about history being rediscovered. Three veterans were honored Monday morning, May 22, in the newly cleared Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land. They were:
◆ Col. John William Hagins (1727-1790) – His is the oldest grave in the cemetery. Hagins served under Thomas Sumter at the Battle of Hanging Rock. His headstone, featuring crossed sabers, had been lost for about 16 years.