Friday, April 1, 2011

Newspaper Tidbit: 45 Years After

The Free Lance. - Fredericksburg, VA
March 17, 1910


Three companies of Mosby's men, under Capt. Baylor, were engaged in a fight in Fairfax, near Reynolds Cross Roads, two days after Lee's surrender.  In this fight were W. B. Lynn, W. N. Tansill and E. D. Cole.  After the fight was over Messrs. Tansill and Cole were missing and Lynn reported both of them killed or captured.  On Saturday, 45 years afterwards, Lynn wrote here and obtained the signatures of Cole and Tansill to his application for a Confederate pension.

We knew Mr. Tansill was a good sleeper, but did not know he had ever been reported as gone to his long sleep.

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