William F. "Calico Bill"
>>>>>"The G.A.R. Post record of the Aug. 10, 1895 meeting states:"Application of W.F. Smith received and elected and mustered with the post."
>>>>>"The "Sequatchie Valley News" reported in Sept. 1895 from Victoria that "W.F. Smith, of Kelley's Ferry, a comrade of Post 53, G.A.R., who served in Co. A. 4th Tenn. Cavalry, started for Atlanta >Tuesday to meet a comrade who was a prisoner with him at Anderson, whom he has not seen in 31 years. We would like to see those old boys meet."
Below is a photo of the G.A.R. Post #53, 1899, Marion County, Tennesse. Is William F. "Calico Bill" Smith in the picture? If you know, email me. See front page of the Shuemake Journal.
G.A.R. Post 53, Marion County, TN 1899