Pass It On – Edgar Green – Civil War

Posted on Nov 17, 2015


Stories from Edgar Green (born in 1912) related to the Civil War, as recorded by his daughter Luana Green Goodwin.

Civil War

Ed reflected: “I’m sorry I didn’t ask my grandfathers more about the Civil War because both remembered it well. They told me how farmers would hide their horses by stacking straw around them.

The soldiers would shoot the farmers’ hogs and only take the hams. Also, along Rt. 67, a soldier explained how a 7 shot Spencer carbine worked by shooting birds off fence posts.

Locals were able to watch troop movements from the steeple of Mt. Carmel Church.

(Edgar Green, recollections 1992)

 

 

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