Originally Posted by RedsBaron
If I recall correctly I have an ancestor who, upon learning that someone was coming to fight him, hid behind a tree until the other fellow rode by on his horse and then stepped out and shot the guy in the back. My brave ancestor then fled to Texas, although he later returned to West Virginia when he was informed that the guy he shot had survived (apparently my ancestor was both a coward and a bad shot).
So, did the survivor come after him when he returned?
We've bee told that Stonewall Jackson is a distant cousin, and he got shot by his own men. And knowing some of the characters at our family reunions I could see where that could occur. LOL