Confederate Reunion at Camp Ben McCulloch

His straw cowboy hat balanced on his knee, 84-year-old Luther Watson sat talking about his father’s service in the Confederate army.
“Well, he didn’t want to go,” he began.
“You better not tell that,” Mrs. Watson interrupted, “he’ll put it in the newspaper.”
“That’s all right,” Watson interrupted back, “it’s the truth.”
When the Civil War broke out in 1861 after years of national acrimony over slavery and state’s rights, Watson’s grandfather, father, and his Uncle Jim – along with others

 

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