Finding someone with a direct link to the Civil War is rare but still possible. In East Tennessee we have met two “Civil War Sons” as a part of our Service & Sacrifice series. They tell us there are only a couple dozen “real sons” still alive.
James “Jim” Brown is 98 years old. Family records say his father was a rifleman during the Civil War. He was with General Robert E. Lee during the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse nearly one hundred forty-five years ago. If that number seems extraordinary consider America has seen 28 presidents since the end of the Civil War.