A Tale of Two Men
Corporal John Campell Bass was an ancestor on my mother’s side. He joined the war effort in 1864. On March 16, 1865, he fought at Averasboro, North Carolina. A few days later, in the battle of Bentonville, he was killed.
In March 1865, Private Troy Eldridge fought in the Battle of Bentonville against Sherman’s Union troops. He later died of typhoid fever.