"When the Civil War came, all the women and children were moved down South on the Red River on a reservation. We lived in little huts made of mud or logs. I remember how terrible the War was. We went hungry and cold.
The Northern Soldiers would come in and take everything we had to eat. My uncle, General John Garrett, fought with the South. He was in the Creek battle near Honey Springs when the North burned down old North fork town. That was southeast of Eufaula. The soldiers from the North built barracks with the negro soldiers on the bank of the creek. After the battle was over, those who had not been in battle were killed by the soldiers and pushed in the Creek. There were so many that the water was red with blood. Many died from want of food and clothes."
I am sure that after so many years the memory was not so good, but there are some things you don't forget. Some details are left out and some others embellished but the basic truth is there.