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Asa Harmon McCoy (1828 - 1865)
Asa Harmon McCoy who survived his service in the War Between the States was killed near his home yesterday.
McCoy was a Private in the Union Army and was home on leave recovering from injuries sustained in battle. His body was discovered by a family slave named Pete. Cause of death was a gun shot.
The motive and killer are not known at this time but some suspect lingering tensions from the war. Members of a local militia group known as the Logan Wildcats were said to have threatened McCoy’s life. Wildcat members include William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and Jim Vance.
Harmon is survived by his wife Martha who is currently pregnant with their child and his children Larkin, Mary, Jacob and Jeff. Harmon was the son of Daniel and Margret McCoy.
He was a brother to Randolph, Samuel, Harriett, William and John.
~ Obituary written by Bill Richardson