Article by Clay Crook-
Memorial Day has its roots in the South, originating from the decoration of graves from the War Between the States. Our county is covered with the graves of veterans from both sides, others are in burial trenches and battlefields and National Cemeteries from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean. Without a doubt, the most colorful character in Henderson County’s Civil War history, on either side, was Captain Black Hawk Hays. A mere article can’t begin to capture the number of tales about Captain Hays, and his brother, Stob, of their…
For the complete story, see the May 30th edition of The Lexington Progress.