Tonight I took my mother to a live production of the Broadway play "The Civil War" at historic Smoot Theater. It was professionally done by local talent. The production is based upon letters, diaries, and correspondence of Civil War soldiers and their families, as well as words and writings of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman.

I have always had an interest in the Civil War as my Great-Great Grandfather was in Co. D of the 11th. W.Va. Infantry. He was a private and was a POW for a time, captured at High Bridge, Va.

When I was 12 my mother's dad gave me his grandfather's medals and Civil War discharge paper, things I will always treasure as part of my family history. Not until some years back did I get interested in family history. I have been looking as to where he is buried and a little more about his life. Maybe others on the list have relatives who served in the Civil War. Looking back I could have asked many question of my mother's father and his father, as both were living when I was younger. I just never asked any questions.


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