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Charles Bush & Major Pelham
In Response To: Re: African American Civil War Memorial ()
Memory has been refreshed. The relative was Charley Bush who was born in Alexandria (Calhoun County)Alabama in about 1836. His mother, Rode, was born in SC in about 1810.
Charley was body servant to Major Pelham who according to Civil War buffs in this area is quite celebrated for being a hero. hero. There is a statue in the Jacksonville town square and the Pelham family papers is among the major collections in the "rare books section of the Jacksonville State University.
Charley would get all gussied up annually to attend the reunion of the outfit with which he was connected. He was also a recipient of a small pension.
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
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