September 1, 2014

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History of Pendleton County: Influence of the wars

This history of Pendleton County was written by Emma McClannahan Thompson in 1934 and was printed in several editions of The Falmouth Outlook beginning July 5, 1988.

Influence of the wars

During the Civil War the people of Pendleton County were much divided in sentiments. Passions and ill-feeling ran high, often causing hatred which lasted for many years, in some cases as long as the participants drew breath. In many instances brothers from the same fireside went to opposite camps and fought against each other for what they believed right. Many of the noblest and best men enlisted in both armies from Pendleton County.