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Soldier deserted but returned to fight at Bentonville

by | Jan 20, 2016 | Confederate affiliation, Randolph

Logan A. Ridge was the great-great-great-grandfather of my wife Flora Jeanette Ridge. He was the original owner of our farm and a member of Company A 10th NC Heavy Artillery. He deserted at the Battle of Savannah, went home to Randolph County, but returned to fight at the Battle of Bentonville. In January 1867, Mary Macy Mose accused him of having two illegitimate children with her. In a North Carolina court hearing, Logan pleaded that the plaintiff is a “woman of color and is not allowed by law to swear against a white man.” The warrant was dismissed.

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