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Curle Loggins

Obituary of William Easley Loggins, Reedley, Fresno County, California.

William Easley Loggins, who died January 14, 1916, in Reedley, Fresno County, Cal., was a veteran of the Confederacy and a member of Sterling Price Camp, U. C. V., of Fresno.

Born in Centerville, Tenn., September 5, 1845, he enlisted at the age of sixteen years and served for over three years in Company D, 9th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, General Forrest commanding. This battalion saw hard service and engaged in many encounters with Sherman's army in the march through Georgia, surrendering at Charlotte, N. C., May 3, 1865, under General Johnston. While still but a boy in years the hard life of the army had not deterred his development; and he was at this time a man of remarkable physique, standing six feet four inches in height and weighing two hundred and eight pounds.

Returning to his old home, Mr. Loggins met and assisted in combating the terrors of the Reconstruction period, being among the first to join that brave and historic band known the Ku-Klux Klan. After a few years he went to Obion County, Tennessee, where, in 1875, he married Miss Nannie Curle, of Lynchburg, Va.

In 1884 Mr. Loggins removed his family to Fresno County, Cal., where he resided for thirty-one years, establishing a reputation for absolute honesty and integrity.

He was a brave soldier, a self-sacrificing comrade, a merciful adversary to those in his power, a kind and loving husband, and almost worshipped father, and an honest, upright, clean-minded man. What better record can be left?

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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