30 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Johnny has gone for a soldier

The auld Irish melody “Buttermilk Hill” was sung beside cradles through the centuries.
The words varied with mood and season.

Sell her flocks and sell her wheel to buy her love a sword to wield.

Then to the streets to beg for bread.

Elizabeth Colville Black Newell sent two sons, a brother, a nephew, three sons in law, and many neighbors to Kings Mountain.
Esther Houston Montgomery sent three sons, two sons in law and one chaplain.

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