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2Q - November 06, 2014 [:House Divided other Bath County nora- : nt. from I. 19 bles, not previously men- thd clerk's office was ran- tioned, who served in the American Civil War.: acked. Vital records from e clerk's office were piled "m the street and lit on fire; meanwhile, County Judge Thomas B. Hamilton was agged out into the street arid whipped by a leather srfip by the marauders. 0.b horrified residents -o were set free after some time and the rebels rode off ishscathed toward Sharps- burg. On December 31, t_b_ion forces encountered a.group of rebel guerrillas near Sharpsburg, sending the rebels scurrying off in all directions. The Sharps- burg community had its Share of notable veterans during the Civil War. Edward Owings Guer- rant was born in Sharps- hrg and was a Confeder- captain under General lyrgan, and later served oh, General Humphrey Marshall's staff in V'trginia. r the war, he became a doctor, then a Presbyterian minister in the mountain colmfies in Eastern Ken- tacky. Guerrant wrote an account of his time with General John Hunt Mor- gan, along with a few theo- logical works. William Sharp, a direct descendant of the found- ing fathers of Sharpsburg, served as a captain in the Union Army and Doctor Job n Thruston Catlett, also i Sharpsburg native son, was a surgeon in Robert E. iLee's Army and was at Gettysburg. These two ex- ples showed the deep di- rvides among neighbors of mall town Kentucky, and oughout the nation dur- ing the American Civil War. : As the war came close i:o:an end, skirmishes and mids throughout Bath :C6unty dwindled. A skir- mish along Slate Creek hear Peeled Oak and How- ard's Mill is recorded on ch 9, 1865, but nothing 0fsignificance followed. " A few isolated incidents are recorded during and after the war years in Bath C0hnty; tales of lynchings s of division among e who supported their r.ective side. One inci- gt near Wyoming, seven miles northeast of Owings- , was the attempted lynching of Thomas Daw- Son. A group of Union troops accused Dawson of .knowing the whereabouts of some rebel sympathiz- ers and was hanged for not disclosing their alleged lo- cation. A short time later, Dawson was cut down, but boe a scar from the rope for'the rest of his life. There was a public execution of a guerrilla on February 10, 1863, in Owingsville. Major Stivers (Union) had Levi Green Sexton, a member of the 2nd Battalion Kentucky Mounted Rifles, shot, with little, if none, fanfare. Near Reynoldsville, A. Powers, a private in the Confeder- ate Army, had came back home during the war. He hid out from Union troops near White Oak and was only captured when his sisters were followed while Kfinging him food. Powers as killed by the Federal oops; his gun, which was hiaden in a tree, was recov- d by the sisters and kept ithin the family until the a 1800's when the fam- jlFThome burned. Another cident was when guer- ,rlla rebels found and killed ahford Shackleford near Preston for being a Union kympathizer. Even after the ' .ai', tensions among the ulace were high, even e Bath County area. a Hunt's writings tell Barber who served e Confederate Army killed while working ,his farm by a group of lsked men, simply for his lvice and alignment with Confederacy. elow is a list of some - David & Trumbo from White Oak, Quartermaster, 24th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment, later be- came a prominent lawyer in the Sharpsburg and Bethel area. He was twice elected sheriff of Bath County be- fore the war. -Dr William E. Phillips was a surgeon with the Union's 39th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was involved in the Battle of Cynthiana and prevented the amputation of Judge Charles Hargis' arm. Har- gis was then a Captain in the 10th Kentucky CSA Infantry and was always grateful for the doctor's regard and treatment for his dire wound. Dr. Phil- lips practiced medicine in Stepstone and later Wyo- ming. He was widely re- spected as a doctor in Bath and Fleming Counties. On twist of fate, Judge Hargis, the man injured at Cynthi- ana, came to Owingsville to represent a neighbor- ing county sheriff who was charged in killing the same county's clerk. Dr. Phillips approached Judge Hargis and asked if he had been at the Battle of Cynthiana. The judge raised his sleeve and showed his scar, ac- knowledging he was the doctor's wartime patient. The two became friends and Dr. Phillips visited Judge Hargis many times throughout the remainder of their years. -Colonel Lafayette North from Salt Lick was a Union veteran of several battles and was with Grant at the Appomattox Surrender. He was a Captain with Compa- ny E, 24th KY Infantry, lat- er promoted to Lt, Colonel. -James K. Jackson, Sgt, Co. I, 24th KY Infantry, of Olympia was the Union color bearer and led the charge at Resaca, Georgia, displaying great valor while under intense fire. He also saw action at Shiloh and Perryville. -C.H. Hoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (CSA) was attached to General John Hunt Morgan's Army, later became a prominent Owingsville businessman and jailer for Bath County. Hoon operated the under- taker and hardware store that stood on the spot of the Citizen's Bank in down- town Owingsville. -John S. Anderson of Odessa (White Oak Com- munity), Company B, 10th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) later became postmaster for the Odess a community. -Confederate Captain George W. Conner, Co. I, 5th KY Mounted Infantry, later appointed It. Col. of the 5th KY Mounted Infan- try, fought at the Battle of Middle Creek. He was cap- tured by the Union Army commanded by future pres- ident James/k Garfield in Prestonsburg, January 11, 1862 while in a hospital suf- feting from typhoid fever. He later rejoined his unit and was severely wounded at Jonesboro, Tennessee August 10, 1864. Conner was elected to State Sen- ate in 1869, serving Bath, Bourbon, Montgomery and Clark Counties. He died from injuries he sustained from a fall at the court- house March 21, 1894. -Captain Fountain Good- paster, Corporal and later Captain, Co. I, 24th KY Infantry, served with the Union Army and fought at Shiloh, Resaca, Atlanta, and Knoxville. Hiram Hawkins. was born on September 9, 1826, near Owingsville. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Dean. 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