I'M NOT RELATED TO THE TAPLEY FAMILY, BUT ONE OF MY PEOPLE (Luther Dade) WROTE ABOUT BURT TAPLEY DURNING THE CIVIL WAR.
I passed one end of the row of tents. That must have been where their officers stayed, for breakfast was laid on a table there with a white cloth nice as a church picnic.When I saw the white-flour biscuits and the coffee I understood why people called them the Feds and us the Corn-feds. I got two of the biscuits ( I had to grab quick; everybody was snatching at them ) and while I was stuffing one in my mouth and the other in my pocket, I sawBurt Tapley. He’d caught up when we stopped to give them that volley, I reckon, and he was holding the coffee pot like a loving-cup, drinking scalding coffee in big gulps. It ran from both corners of his mouth, down onto the breast of his uniform. There is over 15 pages of Luther Dades wrighting durning battle. Donn R. Dade AOL Instant Messenger: DadeForum E-mail DadeForum@thegrid.net