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Dee Sawyer Daughtridge of Old Fort has deep roots in the Curtis Creek area of McDowell County and can trace her family history back eight generations.  She is also fortunate to have come into the possession of letters that her great-grandfather, Green Berry Woody, wrote to his wife and children when he was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

One of Green Berry Woody's letters and a piece of CSA documentation

One of Green Berry Woody's letters and a piece of CSA documentation

The letters that Dee reads for us are from October 1862 to September 1863. Civil War buffs will be interested in the comments about troop locations and conditions,  and we can all identify with a young man who wants more than anything in the world to come home to his family.

Listen to Dee reading her great-grandfather’s letters by clicking here:

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