This is a picture of my
great-great-grandfather, Archibald Porter Ankrum, who fought
in the Civil war with the 122OVI, Company K. He lost a
finger on his hand when he was behind a tree loading a
musket in the battle of the wilderness.
He told stories to his
grandchildren about how beautiful the Shenandoah valley was.
Spent time as a prisoner
at Libby prison in Roanoke, VA
Was a member of the
W.R.C.D. GAR post of V and Taylor Circle.
Born in 1843 in Harrison
County and died at 4th street in Cambridge at the age of 81.
Buried at Northwood. He outlived his wife and four of his
Notice his Civil War
pin on his jacket.
~Nancy Ankrum Rose