Submitted by Greg
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This is George Goodman of the 27th Tennessee Cavalry.
Monday, March 9, 1908
Tennessee Army. I am a native of Tennessee; was born in
Grundy County in 1845. I will be 63 years old March 28. I am one of
those old ex-confederates, was in the Tennessee Army, Fourth
Confederate Regiment, Company G. Barnes was our
Captain. He was a good officer and a good man.
I served awhile in Captain John P. Henley's Company. During
my last service we ran some Tennessee Federals in a barn and they shot
me through the right arm before we got them smoked out. I was in a fix
then, sixty miles inside of their lines and not able to ride
out. Next morning a boy by the name of Levan and I were carried
up the side of Cumberland Mountain to an old stillhouse and a man
brought something to eat, and old man Levan and my mother found out
where we were and they come to us. The Federals had killed my
Father; he was 53 years old when they killed him. He had been
in the Army, but they had discharged him. I had to hide 3 months in
those mountains before I got to go in, and it was 12 months before I
could use my right arm.
Sometime after the surrender in 1870, I came to Kaufman County,
Texas. Left there in 1875 and came to Erath.
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