Soldier Home From the Front in 1901

(08/31/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/19/1901.

Fay Ball, of near Stumptown, in Gilmer county, returned from abroad last week.  He is only 21 years of age and has served in the regular army for a full term.  Being a member of the thirteenth U.S. regulars.  He had the honor of being in the bunch that went up San Juan hill, but was wounded severely in the engagement, and for a long time his life was despaired of, but recovered and was sent to the Phillippines with his regiment where he was "up against it" several times.  He is a son of Farl Ball, who is quite well known by several of our citizens.