Connected to history: Daughter of a Civil War veteran

Ruth Pasour Gryder’s father was wounded 148 years ago.

On Aug. 9, 1862 Pvt. David Rufus Pasour, then a 24-year-old in the Confederate States Army, was shot during a battle against Union forces at Cedar Run in northern Virginia. Pasour, who lost his arm as a result of that Civil War battle 148 years ago, is the beloved father of Ruth Gryder, a resident of Cornelius in 2010.

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