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Lebanon News
Obituary of Lilburn Ball

November 9, 1934

Further Inroads On Confederate Army

The thin gray line in Russell county has suffered another loss last week when death took another old Confederate soldier, Lilburn Ball, 90 years old, at Honaker.

The deceased was a lieutenant in the army of Virginia and served with distinction.

He is survived by three children, T. F. Ball, and J. F. Wyatt, of Honaker, and Mrs. J. C. Griffith, of Bristol.

Less than ten Confederates remain in Russell county to tell of the conflict that tried men's souls.

November 9, 1934

With the passing months the thin grey Confederate line grows thinner in Russell county. Lilburn Ball was one of the grand old men who bared his breast to Yankee bullets, and at the age of 90 years, he died last week near Honaker. Hardly a man of that mightly host will be left in another half dozen years. Even the children of the boys of the Confederate army are gray headed men and women.

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