AUTHOR: Roy Ledbetter
Out of my 8 great great Grandfathers, 7 of them fought under the Bonnie Blue Flag, they were all from Western NC. One of my maternal Great Great Grandfathers fought in the Shenandoah Valley with Jackson. He was wounded at the Battle of Port Republic there and sent home to recuperate. While he was at home recuperating in Tobaccoville, he married his sweetheart and the rest is history. I might have thought this just a pious legend, but I was talking to someone I knew in town and come to find out he and I were related on my Gr. gr. Grandmother’s side, and that he knew the same story.