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Thursday, July 11, 2013


The "CIVIL WAR" folder here at the Hamilton Library Local History Collection is growing rapidly. With over 120 digitized historical articles and photos and still growing, I found this article telling the story of Civil War veteran Cornelius "Pop" Walton. Those of us who are history minded, and especially those of us who find a certain fascination in delving into the history of the war between the states, seldom hear of the terrible events that occurred which were beyond the horror of the well known battles where thousands died on both sides. In the article above,  Mr. Waldron imparts another little discussed facet of the war where troops on both sides pillaged and destroyed farms and homes. 

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