Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

  Cloyd Decatur Thomas, born 11/21/1894 in Mitchell County, was the son of William Malone Thomas (1871-1945) and Amanda (Thomas) Thomas (1875-1957).  When he registered for the draft in June 1917, Cloyd listed his occupation as farmer and laborer at a clay...
Biss Peterson ~ World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War

Biss Peterson ~ World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War

  Biss Peterson was a Prisoner of War in Stalag II B, a work camp west of Hammerstein, a village in Pomerania; it is now the town of CzSarne in Poland.  Germany had used the camp for Russian POWs during the First World War and as a concentration camp for German...
Charlie Byrd’s Long Road Home

Charlie Byrd’s Long Road Home

At least three different versions of Charlie’s capture, escape, and eventful walk home from South Carolina during the Civil War have been gleaned from reliable local sources, including Harvey J. Miller.  None of those sources indicate why Charlie joined the Union Army...
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