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100 year old letter keeps family history alive

hampton.jpgTom Hampton, formerly of Rowley shared a family treasure with The Mail. A letter written by an American Civil War soldier who witnessed the battlefield death of his great grandfather Captain Thomas Bryson CO.G 63 regiment, a Confederate soldier in the U.S Southern Army.The letter was written years after the war and published in an unknown American newspaper. The powerful story of the patriarch of the family who years later settled in Rowley is fitting to be shared again, 100 years later. The preamble for the letter was written by Thomas Hampton.


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