Union Soldiers Fight Guerrillas During the Civil War

After fighting in the rain, Union soldiers take shelter in church, and their clothes freeze to pews during the night.

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I remember many things our father told us about the Civil War days. He fought with a band of Union soldiers who were fighting a band of guerrillas. They had been out in the rain, and when night came, they found a country church to sleep in. When morning came, their clothes were frozen to the seats.

Clara Jackson
Corning, Iowa


Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then CAPPER’s Weekly asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from CAPPER’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.