11 August 2012
Another Confederate Ancestor
I went to the Crutchfield family reunion today at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton,Virginia and discovered I have yet another Confederate ancestor. Number four that I know of - another great-great grandfather - Lewis F. Clark who served with the 5th Virginia Infantry. I was quite delighted to find this out as the 5th Virginia was part of the Stonewall Brigade. I'll be exploring his service record more in the coming days and report back anything interesting.
I was also fortunate enough to become reacquainted with one of my Crutchfield relatives. Later this month, we're going to explore an old family homesite in a remote area of Rockbridge County. Only the stones from the old chimney and foundation remain. I'll share what I find.