Broken Unions, Part Three. Willis and William Scott were admitted to the hospital with typhoid fever. A third brother, Sergeant John Henry Scott, remained with their unit. All were fighting for their lives.
Rumors of secession and war spread like fire. The Union was breaking, but for William Scott and his wife, their union was stronger than ever.
The nation was breaking apart. Would William and Elmina's union survive what was to come?
I don't understand how John could give an account of his wartime service that contradicts his previous testimony.
The oldest married couple in Alabama is the title claimed by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Scott, who recently celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary.
William A. Watts died on 9 May 1930. His son applied for a military headstone based upon William’s service during the American Civil War.
The Second Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers, United States Army, was organized at Helena, Arkansas, and Pilot Knob, Missouri in July of 1862. The unit was assigned to duty at Helena, Arkansas until April 1863, whereupon it relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas until July 1863, when it again relocated to Cassville, Missouri. It was on 12 July…
On 8 June 1861, voters in Tennessee approved a referendum to secede from the United States of America to join the Confederacy, the last state to do so. Upon the end of the Civil War, Tennessee was the first of the seceding states to have its elected members re-admitted to the United States Congress, on…
It’s the end of the year, and so it’s time to reflect upon what I’ve accomplished as for researching my family roots.
Two tidbits of information revealed themselves to me as a result of my recent timeline post. Fourth Born Following the end of the Civil War, the United States Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, which placed the former Confederate states into five military districts overseen by the United States Army. Each district was governed by a…