Man remembers father: Civil War veteran

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ELBERTON — Herbert Booth, known as H.V. in Elberton, tears up when he talks about his father.

Booth’s father, Isham Johnson Booth, died when Booth was only 15. His father was 87.

“He didn’t talk much about the war,” Booth said. “Whenever we asked about it he said ‘Children should be seen not heard.’”

At 92, Booth is one of a handful of men who are living sons of Confederate veterans, and one of only two in Georgia.

Isham Booth served as a guard at Andersonville, the notorious Southern prison that at one time held as many as 35,000 Northern prisoners of war and escaped slaves....

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