Union Troops Arrive at the Residence of Benjamin C. Yancey
Athens, Georgia
May 1865.

From: Requiem For a Lost City:
a memoir of Civil War Atlanta and the Old South
By Sarah Conley Clayton, Robert Scott Davis

The below account discusses the Federal Troop's arrival in Athens Georgia, May 1865,
and how they were met at the place of  Major Benjamin C Yancey Jr.
References are also made to "Caro" <Carol> Yancey and "Ham" <Hamilton> Yancey - two of his children.
The above artistic sketch (of the period) does NOT come from the book by Clayton
but is a fitting scene for what she describes. 

 

Major Benjamin C. Yancey.

Hamilton Yancey