David Nelson Henry was born January 13th, 1836, in Springfield, Robinson County, Tennessee. The fourth born of John David Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Walton, David’s grandfather Hugh Henry, Junior and great grandfather Hugh Senior had fought in the Revolution and had accompanied the elder Henry’s brother-in-law, Colonel John Donaldson, and Captain James Robertson on their famous journey from the Wataugua Settlement that would result in the founding of the area that now includes Nashville. 524 more words
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One week after Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops, the first presidential assassination took place when Abraham Lincoln was murdered. Lincoln was attending a play on Good Friday, titled “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s Threatre in Washington D.C., with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. 175 more words
This is a small, irregularly shaped piece of fabric that was neatly cut from a somewhat coarsely woven flag, consisting of a swatch of blue from one of the legs of the saltire, a single white five-pointed star, a section of white cloth tape edging, and a portion of the red field with the smudged remnants of the “…LL” of the stenciled Malvern Hill battle honor. 297 more words