“Lives Interrupted”

Posted By on May 10, 2011

Saturday June 4, 2011 10:00 AM, Jones Mountain Rd.

Join the Rochester Historical Society on one of their popular hikes to the Jones Mountain/Fassett Basin area of West Rochester. Learn about how these families contributed to Rochester’s effort in the Civil War. See where the Joshua Whitney family, featured in the original play “Ransom” lived during that period. The hike will be led by Bruce Flewelling and Joe Schenkman.

Meeting place will be at the parking area on the Jones Mountain Rd, which is off the West Hill Rd. Bring a snack or lunch, water, insect repellant and a camera. Hiking shoes or boots are recommend. The hike will take approximately 4 hrs and is rated as moderate. For information call Bruce Flewelling at 767-3263

City Point, Va Christmas Dec 25th 1864
“ And now you and Mr. Jones must write me the particulars of your doings and how you get along and I must know whether you have got a hired man or not and them potatoes must need sorting over by this time for will rot in deep piles and you need the room in the cellar where Carey potatoes are to spread your own. On the Recpt of this write to me directly.

Joshua Whitney

In the love of the savior I send you my love and best affections.”

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