2009-06-04 / Features

An Echo Of The Civil War

The Fulton County Historical Society has reprinted a firstperson account of the final days of the Civil War written by George Wilds Linn, born 1844, a son of Mary Wilds of Fort Littleton. Linn entered the war under the 107th Regt. Penna. Infantry Volunteers from Franklin County while living in upper Path Valley.

Linn was present outside Ap- pomattox when the cheer rang out that the war had ended. He could see the white flag flying while generals Grant and Lee discussed the terms of surrender. He gives his insight seeing "no parading of the vanquished foe before their victors. Nothing was done to add the sting of humiliation to honorable defeat."

The reprint of Linn's 25-page booklet "From Richmond to Appomattox" was printed from a rare 1911 original owned by David Gregory. Copies for $5 are available in McConnellsburg at Fulton Antiques, Summer Thyme Floral and the treasurer's office in the courthouse. Mailed copies at $6 may be ordered from the Historical Society at Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Fulton County Historical Society will have a booth at the Strawberry Festival on June 12 and 13 with all society publications on display.

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