George Morrison

In this excerpt, the interviewer recounts in the first person George Morrison’s memories of the Civil War.
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Yes, ma’am [George Morrison is referring to the interviewer], the War sure did affect my family. My father fought for the north. He got shot in his side, but it finally got all right. He saved his money and came north after the war and got a good job. But, I saw them fellows from the south take my Uncle. They put his clothes on him right in the yard and took him with them to fight. And even the white folks, they all cried. But he came back, he wasn’t hurt but he wasn’t happy in his mind like my pappy was.

Yes ma’am, I would rather live in the North. The South’s all right but some ways I just don’t feel down there like I do up here…

Formerly enslaved person
Birth Year (Age)Interviewer
WPA Volunteer
Enslaver’s Name
George MorrisonUnknown (Unknown)Iris CookRay
Interview LocationResidence StateBirth Location
New Albany, ININMorganfield, KY
Themes & KeywordsAdditional Tags:
Civil War, Union Soldiers, ConfederacyUnion County, First Person


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