UDC honors Young with book presentation

timesenterprise.com – A book entitled “The War That Forged A Nation, Why The Civil War Still Matters,” written by James McPherson, was presented by United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter Historian Dianne Ponder to the Thomas County Public Library in honor of Randy Young. The book was furnished by John B. Gordon Chapter 383 United Daughters of the Confederacy for Young speaking at their meeting.

Young ‘s program was about his great-great-grandfather Ransom Weaver, whom he named his son after. He brought several artifacts of interest to share with the UDC members, one being a Confederate Veteran Medal worn here in Thomasville, Georgia in 1914. He also had a framed newspaper article of the Battle of Atlanta casualty list.

He shared a handwritten letter of his great-great-grandfather that was written on the banks of Peachtree Creek. It was written two days before he was wounded. Young gave a personal type of program, giving information about his Confederate ancestor. Weaver was a sharecropper who lived between Boston, Georgia and Monticello, Florida. In 1863, Weaver was promoted to corporal on the battlefield. At the Battle of Atlanta, he was shot in the hand and in the back and taken to Camp Douglas. …

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