A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of America; Including Numerous Incidents of More Than Local Interest, 1540-1922 Volume 1

A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of America; Including Numerous Incidents of More Than Local Interest, 1540-1922 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... piano." "Why, Ginrul, I hearn ye had seven at the Widow Lumpkin's!" Mrs. Thos. Hawkins, formerly the beautiful and cultured Miss Pauline Bryant, whose father was prosperous in a comfortable estate on the Cave Spring road, got a pass through the lines and appeared at General Vendever's headquarters ("Bill Arp's" old home on Fourth Avenue) and asked for protection from marauding bands of soldiers. Her husband was away with the "Rebels" and she was practically alone in a great big house. General Vandever courteously offered her a guard, to which she replied feelingly: "Oh, General, I can not express my gratitude! I can only hope that before you die you will succeed in winning the heart of the Widow Lumpkin!" Mrs. Hawkins went through trials second to none during the war. After the evacuation of Rome Capt. Jack Colquitt maintained a band of bushwhackers around Rome, Cave Spring and Cedartown who had formerly been members of a Texas unit opposing Sherman's attack on Rome. This band traveled under the name of Colquitt's Independent Scouts. A foraging party of Union soldiers having gone out in wagons toward the present site of Lindale the Scouts ambushed it in front of the Bryant-Hawkins home, killed several men and stampeded the horses. In retaliation Gen. Jno. M. Corse, of Pennsylvania, the Northern commander, claiming Mrs. Hawkins' husband and son had led the attacking party, caused the home to be burned to the ground. It was stated by neighbors that Mrs. Hawkins had time to save only the family Bible; also that a soldier invited her to rescue the portraits of her ancestors, to which she replied contemptuously, "I would not lower myself to accept such an invitation! I will stand here and watch it all...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561252
  • 9781236561251