Monument to his memory: Groups restoring Civil War veterans’ cemetery

Maj. Robert M. White’s legacy to Bell County resides in his reputation as a man of high character and high spirit.

He is also remembered for his incredible scouting skills and his prowess as a leader during the Civil War. White’s gravesite carries an inscription carved into an obelisk in the flowery prose of an earlier day.

“His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory.” 

John C. Perry of Temple has researched and chronicled White and the Civil War. He said White was recorded in the Bell County census of 1860 along with his wife, Sarah, and a daughter, Christine. White was listed as a grocer by trade.

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