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JIM: Col. Wolford artifacts found - or not!

Another wondrous article by JIM, who is now to be known by the honorable title of Chronoscryer. More over, newly revealed in JIM the Chronosryer's work today is the revelation that there are now more Adair County Generals accounted for: Add "General" Frank Wolford to the list which also includes General Barksdale Hamlett, and General James Alexander Williamson. Please click the headline and read it all. -CM

By JIM

The January 17, 1922 News carried the front page article below. (Col. Wolford served a postbellum term as Adjutant General of Kentucky and ever after was accorded the honorific "General.")The canteen and horse pistol holsters which was owned by Gen. Frank Wolford was found in S.F. Eubank's shop last Wednesday morning and presented at this office by Joseph Morris, who is at work for Mr. L.E. Young.


Mr Eubank states that they have been in his shop for twenty-five years, hid in the rubbish. Two bullet holes had been made in the canteen which had been sorded (soldered). [Col. Wolford's] nephew, Mr. Milton Wolford, states that the general carried them through the Civil War.

The following week, the News carried a front page clarification -- a retraction of sorts:

Mrs. S.D. Barbee, who is a daughter of Gen. Frank Wolford, deceased, was at the News office Thursday afternoon to correct a statement that was recently published in this paper...Mrs. Barbee desires to state that her father never carried a canteen, and the holster scabbard mentioned were certainly not used by him.

(Whether the above mentioned artifacts were preserved or reconsigned to the rubbish heap is unknown to this chronoscryer.)


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