July 2020, battles are raging in the USA (complete with blood in the streets), and everyone with not much melanin in his/her skin is being called a “racist” and the “cause of slavery” and told, “You owe us! Pay up!”
Over 400,000 men died while in service in the U.S. Army, giving their lives to end slavery in the USA. What do their descendants owe anyone?
Just now, while working on John Wesley HUFFORD (1843-1924), I saw a note I’d made some years back: “Civil War, U.S. Army: Co. H, 6th Regt., Iowa Inf. Wounded in battle at Shiloh. His brother William was killed at his side.” John’s brother was William Thomas HUFFORD, born 1841 in Indiana, died in a battle at Shiloh, in April 1862. Twenty-one years old, orphaned as a child, and he died while putting his life on the line to try to end slavery in the USA. Apparently, his legacy would be spit on by today’s “movement.”
This is but the start of this post. I shall add to it as time permits. Many HUFFORD descendants served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and many of them died. That is a reality that today’s “liberals” want to ignore as they push a racist agenda for their own political purposes.
John Wesley Hufford is my 2nd great grandfather. He named his first child William, likely after his brother who died by his side at the battle of Shiloh. We named our daughter after William’s daughter, Grace May Hufford. This was a tribute to William Thomas who gave his life for our country. Our daughter was born close to Memorial Day so it holds special meaning for my family.
Thank you for sharing this!