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Correll, Harvey "Pop"
QUAINT CHARACTER BURIED WITH HONORS.
SAVANNAH, July 13.---"Pop" Harvey Correll, aged 65, is dead and though born blind, Confederate soldiers today marched behind his coffin to the grave because of his gallantry in the civil war. "Pop" had four sisters, all blind from their birth. They were all born in Rockingham County, Va. At the outbreak of the civil war Correll enlisted in Company D, Seventh Virginia cavalry, as bugler.
He served with the company two years and then was made regimental bugler in the command of Col. Hunter Dalaney, where he "saw" much service. He wore a bronze cross of honor for many years and when he was buried it was pinned to his breast. Major E. S. Elliot, Capt. J. M. Lee and other veterans were his pall bearers. The old can for ten years has been a family figure around Savannah. Though blind he could walk the streets of the business section with apparently as little fear and as quickly as a person with ordinary sight.
In a little rocking chair and with "Confederate Veteran" in his hat band on a strip of pasteboard, the old man has passed many days on the principal corners humming softly the oldtime war tunes, and with a gourd in easy reach of the hands of passersby. He never asked for gratuities, but the gourd was suggestive and he earned a modest living. He could not sleep in the night, and used his mornings for that purpose appearing on the streets in the afternoon and until after midnight. He could not explain why the presence or absence of light affected him.
The Macon Daily Telegraph, Macon, GA 14 Jul 1908