News from The Cartersville News

 
The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
June 11, 1908, page 2
 
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Ford.

We had the pleasure a few days ago of handling a fife that passed through two wars which was owned and played by Mr. Anderson Owens.  The name will be familiar to many people in the counties of Bartow and Gordon and to hundreds of other Confederate soldiers who are today scattered promiscuously over the south.  We never expressed our thoughts while we were handling this souvenir but could not refrain from allowing our mind to traverse the battle ground at New Orleans where Jackson licked Packingham and wondered if that fife was not made by the owner to at once gather the tune of “Yankee doodle” and hurl its shrill notes back at the British.  Doubtless he did in a patriotic style.  This grand old 1812 and confederate fifer long ago passed to his reward and was laid to rest at a little church south of Mr. Mosteller’s mill in this county where his remains will rest until called forth by the Allwise God to again be reunited in the resurrection morn.

 

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