Military Monday: The Dodsons of Company B

This post is the next in a series about the Civil War service of William Greene Dodson, detailed in A Mom's Goodbye, The Cruel War Is Raging and The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight. Muster cards--concise who-what-when story lines. I LOVE these mines of family history. My current extraction comes from the … Continue reading Military Monday: The Dodsons of Company B

Wordless Wednesday: The Dodsons of Company B

    I imagine the newly enlisted man-child, Pvt. William Greene Dodson, sitting on a train to Petersburg, in the company of his uncle, Sgt. Benjamin F. Dodson and other Mecklenburg County farmers.  The sights, smells and sounds of battle were yet but words from others' mouths.  Would this young man have been excited? Scared? … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: The Dodsons of Company B

The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight

This is the third post in a series about young William Greene Dodson that began with A Mom's Goodbye and The Cruel War Is Raging. The land of Mecklenburg County, Virginia rolls from pasture to forest to creek.  Wild roses and honeysuckle form dense thickets, and glossy leaves of poison ivy climb oak and ash … Continue reading The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight

The Cruel War Is Raging

In my last post, A Mom's Goodbye, I began the story of Greene Dodson and his home-leaving to join the Army of the Confederate States of America.  Today I continue building proofs which document my family's lore. All sorts of paper have been saved by our federal, state and local governments, and while I may … Continue reading The Cruel War Is Raging