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-1Nock approx. 2,400 words

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or so the story goes.

Samuel Lee Dunning had left his home of Bristol, Tennessee with the intention of meeting up with his brother and the other volunteers on their route to Knoxville. The war in full boil between the states was certain to grant each enlistee the glory of battle, but Sam was destined to find himself in yet a different confrontation.

The journey south, over mountains and through the valleys and forests proved to be more arduous than the young farmer had expected. He was a robust 18 year old accustom to manual labor, but still, by 2:30am on the morning of 31 October, 1861, young Dunning and his mare became too weary to continue. He looked for a comfortable place among the silvery-white young and dark gray

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