Tried to hide his son from the Draft Board

by | Oct 15, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, Stanly

Daniel Christenberry Kirk, my great-great-great-grandfather, was a farmer on Morrow Mountain along the Pee Dee River. When the war broke out, Daniel’s two oldest sons, James and George, enlisted in the Confederate Army. Daniel was sick and crippled. We don’t know the nature of his infirmity, but he was unable to plow his fields. He kept his younger son, Henry, home to help on the farm. When soldiers from the Draft Board came looking for Henry, Daniel told him to hide in the woods. Daniel told the authorities Henry had run away to join his brothers. Several weeks later, a neighbor reported Henry to the Draft Board. They came to the farm and took Henry away. All three son, James, George, and Henry, were killed during the war.

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