Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From Confederate Echoes: A Voice from the South in the Days of Secession and....., by Albert Theodore Goodloe:

"The first night was spent at Mrs Acklen's the widow, of Joseph H. Acklen, not far out of Nashville."

Acklen's Nashville home

"Uncle Calvin Goodloe had come to Nashville on his way to Washington on secret service for Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army in Georgia, and we had arranged to spend the night together at Mrs Acklen's, where indeed Uncle Calvin was stopping for a time.  He and Mrs. Acklen were old friends, and I had known her several years. He gave me the gratifying information that the Yankees were not then occupying Florence, and that I could likely cross the Tennessee River there if I could soon reach there in safety."

John Calvin Goodloe's wife, Harriet Turner*, was the sister of Mrs. John R. H. (Mary) Acklen.

*July 11, 1901
HARRIET TURNER GOODLOE daughter of Sugres and Rebecca DeLoney Turner; born Madison Co., Ala., Mar. 21, 1821; married John Calvin Goodloe of Tuscumbia, Ala., Nov. 1, 1832 in Huntsville, Ala.; 4 daus., 7 sons; died west Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 12, 1900; moved from near Tuscumbia to Nashville to reside with son, W. H. Goodloe in March 1897. [Source]

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