Fathers of Confederate Veterans.
When Rev. Jacob R. Hildebrand
died, it was thought that he was the last man in Augusta county
who had sons in the Confederate army, but the statement of that fact has brought to light the names of at least four men who are now living who had sons in the Confederate army.
They are Mr. Henry Harrison
and Mr. John A. Wiseman
, of Staunton
; Mr. James McDaniel
, of Stuart
's Draft, and Mr. William F. Bradley
, of Cotopaxi, the last named being nearly ninety-four years of age. There are not many left, however, and it is really remarkable that there are any. The Rockbridge County News
thinks there is not one left in Rockbridge
The above published in December, 1908, and copied generally by the Virginia
press seems to have failed to elicit any additional names.—Ed.