William Moses Loftin walked home after the War
William Moses Loftin was at the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. He shook the hand of Gen. Robert E. Lee. His parole paper is still in our family. He walked home from the war. He was a county commissioner in 1868. His ancestor Col. William Loftin was a representative from Montgomery County and a member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention at Hillsborough in 1788. He was a three-term member of the General Assembly.