News from Adair County
Adair County News, August 6, 1902
Miss Laura Talbot, a thirteen year old girl of Louisville, is the idol of all true ex-confederate soldiers. A few months ago, while in school in Louisville, she refused to sing, at the request of her teacher, "Marching Through Georgia." Last week at Owensboro there was a reunion of Confederates and Miss Talbot was present by invitation. Ex-Congressman Ellis presented her a medal sent by old soldiers of Georgia, and when the little girl accepted it she said that the reason she refused to sing the song it was General Sherman's only claim to greatness. When she made that statement the 4,000 people went wild.