The Battle for Calhoun has continued over 18 weeks. We
have seen the rise and fall of the Moccasin Rangers. We have had an up
close look at the Battle of Arnoldsburg and the Sycamore Skirmish. We
have inspected some of the interesting Calhoun characters like “Granny,”
“Uncle Jimmy,” Perry Conley, Nancy Hart, and J.C. Rathbone.
In the next month, we will continue our research through
actual letters and stories from the book, “Calhoun County in the Civil
War.” The Calhoun Historical Society is excited to see the letters in
print again for all to view.
We plan to continue the series into September as a
preparation for the county’s first Civil War reenactment. We hope you
continue to read and develop your understanding of the conflict in which
our state was formed.
We appreciate the Historical Society’s cooperation.
Through its efforts, we bring you personal letters and journals from
individuals that probably are on a branch of your own family tree. As
you read these correspondence, look for familiar names and places. You
will certainly recognize many.
Thus, the Battle for Calhoun continues with connections
and family ties that run back to the early 1860s. Next week, we begin
with Civil War letters.