A story handed down by our grandparents was that Jonathan Miller was in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was in the Alabama 28th infantry. They were a poor family and had a little cabin. One night Jonathan, during the war, decided to go home and surprise Mary his wife. She had two young ones, Bascom and Mary, at the time. It was night and Mary was alone with the children and heard someone outside of the house. Picking up the shot gun and thinking, “Its those Yankees!” she crept to the door. Jonathan, on the other hand was creeping around the house making sure there were no Yankees around. When she got to the door boy was she surprised to see her husband! When researching the Civil War records I found that there is a record of Jonathan being arrested in 1863, and being put to work for 40 days with a ball and chain on him. I wonder if that was a punishment for his clandestine night visit to his wife and children. I hope that the visit was worth the punishment! A neat story, anyhow, of a man who so missed his wife and little ones that he risked the punishment to be with them!