Alonzo Makepeace was captured after dodging into a barn during his regiment’s retreat through Gettysburg on the first day of the battle.
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During America’s Civil War, this Union prisoner escaped from Rebel prisons not once, not twice, but three times. He went on to become sheriff of Madison County.
In 1900, Col. Winfield T. Durbin was selected to become the standard-bearer of the Republican Party as its candidate for governor of the state. He won, garnering 50.5% of the votes cast, and served from Jan. 14, 1901, to Jan. 9, 1905.
Winfield T. Durbin was a man of many accomplishments, some would say the epitome of a self-made man.
On Jan. 29, 1934, the Paramount Theatre was saved from a raging fire by the heavy concentration of water thrown on the roof from an aerial truck and a hook-and-ladder truck directing its deluge gun on the north wall. That wall was later described as looking like “Niagara Falls in winter.”
On Jan. 29, 1934, the Anderson Daily Bulletin reported: “Firemen soon became living icicles and at times were almost unable to move about because of the heavy covering of ice over their coats.”
This column continues the story, started in Stephen T. Jackson's column in March, of a visit to Anderson by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd.