HIGH TOWER STORY LINE
Yeoman's World War
The outbreak of war in 1860 once again worked to transform Forsyth
and Cherokee counties. With patriotic vigor, most able-bodied males
in both counties volunteered their services to the Confederate army,
including Lewis Perry who served
in the 43rd Georgia Infantry Regiment Company I. The company, known
as Zollicoffer Guards, saw significant action in the Western theater
including Vicksburg and Atlanta.
After the war, Lewis Perry settled
back into the life of a small farmer, this time in Cumming, the
Forsyth county seat - 5 miles to the east of High
Tower. At 50, Lewis and his second wife Melissa had two more
children, bringing the total to 8 (6 by his first wife Martha).
Lewis Perry would live to the
age of 85, dying in 1900 in a place transformed by events and technology
- a place that his grandson Aspah would call home.
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