|A reenactor stands duty ahead of the Battle of Marianna 150th|
Two of Hinson's ancestors fought in the 1864 battle and one of them, Rev. R.C.B. Lawrence, was wounded during the action and spared life in a Northern prisoner of war camp only through the intervention of a kind-hearted Union sergeant who was moved by the tears of the minister's young daughter.
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