Yankees and Rebels of Grafton, Western Virginia
Larry Kinter presented the program for our meeting on November 11, entitled
Yankees and Rebels of Grafton, Western Virginia. He talked about the divisions within the community of Grafton. The first soldier killed by another soldier in the war was Graftonite Thornsbury Bailey Brown who was shot just outside of town. The Battle of Philippi, McClellan's role in the area, and the Union camp in Grafton to protect the B&O Railroad were also discussed.
Austin Flint and the 64th Yates Sharpshooters
Cathy Clare, our Tent's Patriotic Instructor, did a program about her great-grandfather, Austin Flint, during the Tent meeting on Friday, September 9, 2011. During her presentation, Cathy talked about the history of her great-grandfather's unit, with special emphasis on the war in Georgia. She also displayed photos of Austin, and his Easel Monument Souvenir, and the book thst she is working on. Cathy also read thirteen letters that Austin had written to his wife and family during the Civil War.
This space is generously donated by
Pleaseany comments or questions you have about this website to ourWebmaster,Thank youTop of the Page
This page was last modified: Thursday, 12-Jan-2012 17:19:49 MST
©by Martha Class, Peggy Munson and current President of the Clara Barton Detached Tent #3 in 2007-2011