In a story published by the LaFollette Press on April 25, 1957, a historic friendship formed in a prison during the Civil War was made public. That friendship was recently celebrated as two families shared the legacy of a bond formed over 150 years ago.
The Civil War created two armies that were firm in their loyalties; the men and women who witnessed the conflict were no exception. Lewis M. Baird, though he was not a soldier for the federal army, had a strong loyalty to the north. Maybe it was because four of his 11 sons were fighting in the war.