Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Civil War Years

Henry David Hess (pictured to the right) and his brother Aaron were members of the 72nd Militia. Brothers Isaiah and John Hess
served with the 37th Infantry, Co. G.
*This info was taken from The ROSTER of CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS 1861-1865 Vol-VII by Janet B. Hewett.

The story which has been handed down thru the family is that these
Hess brothers participated in the defense of the saltworks at Saltville, VA. Saltville was the 'salt capitol of the Confederacy' and a number of battles were fought there. There are plans underway by the Saltville town coucil to restore the defense works and restore the area as a Civil War Site.

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