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A song I wrote using my Bell banjo and a 1850 martin guitar. if this works out will post a actual song from the past. thanks. It's about my GG grandfather Abner Boling, who was a pow at Andersonville, and then on board the Sultana when it exploded.

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Comment by Strumelia on January 28, 2017 at 6:49pm
Really nice, Curtis.
Comment by Sonny Bryan on January 30, 2017 at 3:43pm
Curtis, sounds good! I have often thought of playing a tribute to my Greatgrandfather; he too was a Ky cavalryman. 17 yr. old member of the 8thky CSA. And like your ancestor was a POW....Camp Douglas, with others of J.H. Morgan's men. Did your GG survive the Sultana explosion?
Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on January 30, 2017 at 6:55pm

Thanks Sonny, Abner was only 13 when he joined the 4 Ky Cav.  he did survive the Sultana explosion.  His photo appears in the video a couple of times.   He and his wife are seen in front of there home in the Indian Nations just across the river from Fort Gibson, that home was built and owned by Sam Houston before Abner.   The photo of the man looking at the grave is Abner standing in front of his wife Nancy's grave.   Was your 8th Ky CSA member from Ky, if so what part.  that was certainly a very interesting area E. Ky. during the war.  I play on attending the Sultana reunion this april in Franklin. 

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on January 30, 2017 at 6:58pm

thanks Strumelia I finally got it done, posted that is.  next time I will post a real song from the 1800's. 

Comment by Sonny Bryan on January 30, 2017 at 8:29pm
He was from the Bluegrass region, eastern Franklin co., near Frankfort. He survived the war, but his brother died at Camp Douglas in Chicago. You are right about eastern Ky.....more divided sympathies.
Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on January 30, 2017 at 8:54pm

Did he fight at Doctors Creek Ky?   I was up there last year for the reenactment.    You should write a song about him.   

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on January 30, 2017 at 10:09pm

Doctors Creek being the same battle as Perryville Ky.  ?

Comment by Paul Draper on February 2, 2017 at 12:20pm
Nice tribute to your ancestor, Curtis.

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