On our way to visit a few family historic sites, we passed through Red Boiling Springs in Macon County, Tennessee. For years this community has been known for its mineral springs resorts. A few of them survive. These places are really a throwback to another time.
The Thomas House Bed and Breakfast, formerly the Cloyd Hotel . . . they had a "ghost hunt weekend" going on when we stopped by.
Armour Hotel, formerly the Counts Hotel . . . apparently known for "pancake Saturdays."
The yucca plants, wild roses and March flowers mark the location of the house.
Hilliard never returned to the war or South Carolina. He married Agnes and eventually ended up at Steam Mill Hollow . . . the place my grandmother always considered home. So, we are here because of a series of seemingly insignificant incidents during the Civil War. Hilliard Hall was a member of the 19th SC Infantry . . . one of only two units from South Carolina to participate in the Western theater. He got sick in Kentucky and was nursed to health in Tennessee . . . never to return to South Carolina.