A Family Torn Apart by War
Samuel Wesley Power grew up on a farm along the Chattahoochee River, helping to operate the family ferry. He joined the Confederate Army and found himself far from home. He endured the hardships, sufferings, and dangers of war, as did his family on the farm. With the battle at Kennesaw Mountain, the family could only wonder about their son’s safety and his whereabouts. Union troops came through the farm and commandeered the strategic river crossing of Powers Ferry.