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January 3, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Memories: Florence LaSalle (Moseley) Pratt

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Florence LaSalle (Moseley) Pratt, Courtesy Mary Carolyn Mitton

The Slate River Rambling post, Dating Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, evoked this memory for reader Mary Carolyn Mitton:

Florence LaSalle (Moseley) Pratt (1855-1951) was my great-grandmother. The brothers she mentioned on the walk to Trinity Methodist-Episcopal Church were Nicholas Bocock Moseley (1853-1902), named for the attorney, Nicholas Bocock, who practiced in the village of Maysville, and Perkins Moseley (1855-1907). Their parents were Alexander Trent Moseley (1831-1891) and his wife, Maria Louise Housewright (1832-1908). The family lived in the village at Rose Terrace (earlier known as Rose Cottage), located on the south side of Highway 60 across from Maysville Presbyterian Church, and in the house that is currently the Maysville Manor Bed & Breakfast, located immediately west of Buckingham County Courthouse.

When Robert E. Lee and retinue passed through Buckingham County on their way eastward, Great-grandma Pratt asked permission from her parents to walk to the edge of the roadway to watch General Lee and soldiers go by.  Grandma told me how ragged and poor the soldiers looked, dirty, bloody, and dejected, with many of them crying.  She told me this when I was about eight years old, and that image has remained as clear in my mind now as it was in her mind then.  It had never occurred to my young mind that soldiers would ever weep.


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Jan 3 2014 10:59 am

    Yes, an amazing memory. 1865 is closer than we think.

  2. Nancy P. Baldwin / Jan 3 2014 10:39 am

    A sad, but precious memory that is. They were Confederate heroes.

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