Mrs. Goshen Hall was born at Puncheon (now Kite), Knott County, Kentucky, on May 3, 1925, being the youngest daughter of the late Jethro and Rosa Ellen (Meade) Hall.
During her childhood years she loved to attend school, however as times were hard she was unable to further her education. One incident happened that has been in her mind constantly was seeing one of her sisters being shot to death while both were seated in the classroom. She was about 7 or 8 years of age at that time. Despite that incident she encouraged her children to further their education.
She was married to William R. "Bill" Hall, now deceased, and has 4 boys: Atlas D. Hall, Bobby W. Hall, Riley V. Hall, and Avery J. Hall; and 1 girl: Joy Denise Hall. All of her children live in the State of Ohio, except for Atlas D. who lives in North Carolina.
She remembers her paternal grandfather, Harrison Hall, Sr., very well, and his bearded image hangs on a wall in her home. Harrison served in the WBTS as a Private in Company E, 44th Virginia Infantry (Zouaves). Harrison served in many of the battles as a member of the famous Army of Northern Virginia. He is credited with being the sniper who killed Union General Reynolds at Gettysburg. At the end of the war, this redheaded veteran returned home, married, and fathered 10 children.
Mrs. Hall is very proud of her heritage, and she is thrilled to observe "the boys in butternut and gray" in reenactments, and has helped the Caudill Camp locate the burial sites of some of our Confederate veterans.
On August 14, 2005, while at the dedication of the monument on Pound Gap, SCV Kentucky Division Commander Dr. T. Y. Hiter, and Caudill Camp Commander David Chaltas presented her with Honorary Membership in the Caudill Camp.
Pvt., Co. E,
44th Virginia Inf