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THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD. May 29, l906. "WAR TIMES DISCUSSED".--On Saturday
afternoon J.T. Harris who resides two miles west of Sidney called at the
Herald office and in the course of conversation the topic of the civil
war was brought up incidentally and discussed at some length.
He was then a young man living in Virginia and as the slavery question
became the storm center of thought he naturally became interested and in
January 1862 he enlisted in the 63rd Virginia Infantry and took part in
some of the notable battles and during a skirmish of the picket lines near
Tunnel Hill, Goergia, he was wounded. He was captured at Kennesaw Mountain
and taken as a prisoner to Camp Douglas, Chicago, and there kept until
the close of the war.
He saw Gens. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, Longstreet and Pemberton, and was
in Gen. Hood's corps. He is now glad that the termination of the war favored
the north, but then he looked at the question in a different light as no
doubt the rank and file of the southern soldiers did. He has but one grand
sentiment to express and that is that the country may never be divided
so that war may ensue and that the Star Spangled Banner may float unmolested.