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He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life

He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life

by

Shannon Hollon

 

My grandparents loved to sit on there front porch and tell us stories until the day faded into dark.

My GGGgrandfather was Alfred Bearden(1826-1910).

He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his lifeAlfred Bearden

After serving in the Civil War(Perry County Guards) and returning home unharmed he took his Feist squirrel dog and went hunting.

After shooting a squirrel the excited little dog jumped up on him discharging the gun leaning against him in his side, he was bedridden for months while his wife nursed him back to health but he carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life.

Later in his life he attended a Confederate veterans reunion where he “put him a suit together” to have his picture made(notice the quilt backdrop). He is buried at Salem cemetery (Montevallo Al.) and his faithful wife lies next to him.

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About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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