By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Private Albert E. Stanton dies in France

 

May 7, 2020

Courtesy Photo

Early 1900s ad from Stanton's Mercantile Canoe, Ala.

The Great War, also known as World War I, was a pivotal event in the lives of the generation which fought the war. No other war had been fought with such savagery and loss of life. Technology was ahead of the tactics used on the battlefield to such a degree that cavalry charges were often met with machine gun fire which viciously cut short the life of horse and rider.

In the small hamlet of Canoe, Alabama, the war seemed distant to the residents. The small town was in its golden age and the flower of the small town was its youth with whom great promise and all the hopes of the continuation...



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