Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Columnist 

The different side of the story

 

May 24, 2018

William Rodgers 15th Confederate Cav Co E captured at Pine Barren Creek, sent to Ship Island where he died of dysentery in late March 1865.

History is usually written from the perspective of the victors, especially when it comes to wars. Never was this truer than in the American Civil War, also referred to as The War Between The States, as it relates to our area.

Displays and recounting of Lucas' raid into Monroe County at the close of the war have been covered in several books and publications and most show that the Union cavalry were met on the Claiborne Road by the Probate Judge and a woman from town and they asked the Union forces to respect individual property rights in Monroeville and that the Union largely honored the re...



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