October 7, 1910
Death of Oscar C. Duff
O. C. Duff, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Tazewell county, died at his home at Richlands on last Tuesday morning in the 69th year of his age.
Squire Duff held the office of magistrate in the west end of the county for a long number of years and discharged the duties faithfully. He was a member of the 45th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Jackson's command, and was wounded at Chacellorsville on the same day the famous chieftain of the Confederacy was shot. He is survived by his eight children his wife having preceded him to the Great Beyond about a year ago. The children are Mrs. Ager of Bristol; Mrs J F Youst and Mis Leona of Asthabula Ohio; Mrs H A Barrett Mrs Blanch Duff A H, Robert E and Charles G Duff, of Richlands.
When we look around us we can find very few of that grand old Stonewall Jackson Brigade left among us. One by one they have gone out into that great, that mysterious beyond, the answer, let us hope, the roll call on some brighter shore, in some more glorious clime, to meet the old comrades of that lost but glorious cause, and there revel in the memories of those valiant days and their great, heroic deeds.