Rumbley's relic fuels mystery

Heck Rumbley of Monroe County, Alabama set down for an interview with The Monroe Journal in 1966 regarding his father, Thomas A. Rumbley, who was a surveyor, a tax collector and a Confederate veteran who lived into his 90s.

His father, Lt. Thomas A. Rumbley served in Company H, 17th Alabama. He joined at Old Scotland.

Many tales of The War Between The States were recounted to his son, yet it was one amazing story that created a decades long question for some in the Monroe County area.

In 1893, Thomas Rumbley told the following story to The Claiborne Southerner in hopes of locating the owner of...

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