Funny, Funny Stories From my days at Eden, P.D.
By Michael D. Martin, E.C.P.D. Retired
About the author...Michael Martin (pictured front row, far right in the 1981 photo) is a retired veteran of 25 years on the Eden City Police Department, and has penned a number of anecdotal writings recalling his experiences.I have made some errors in my writings, especially with Buddy Moretz. Bud's great great grandfather was not will Cockrum, he was Will's brother, Harvey Cockrum. Harvey served with the 51st Virginia Volunteers and was shot thru the brest at the second battle of Winchester and Will did ride with Imboden's 23rd Virginia Calvary which was Stuart's Calvary under General John Imboden. When Our beloved General James Euell Brown Stuart was killed at the battle of "Yellow Tavern" in 1864...Imboden became the chief of Virginia Calvary. Will Cockrum rode with Stuart and Imboden. It is Harvey Cockrum who lies near Tuggle's Gap and I will bet all I own, Will lies close by...
I have three hundred years of history swirling in my head...and sometimes...it gets mixed.
Michael D. Martin
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