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Troy and William Spencer's Story
The Hills of Old Rugby
Written by Mary Campbell Worley
I want to tell you the story of William and Troy
Two men I’ve heard about since I was a boy
They grew up happy as could be
Near the hill of old Rugby.
The children of Isaac and Phoebe
William the older by years of three
When the Civil War came they did not flee
They had to leave the hills of old Rugby.
They marched through Virginia and Tennessee
Following orders of General Lee
Until in sixty-four from Georgia they left
To return to the hills of old Rugby.
Troy was the leader of the little band
When facing the court he took matters in hand
When they asked why he did not shy
“We had to go to the Hills of Old Rugby.”
Death was to be his fate
September 24th was the date
Before the firing squad he stood
By orders of General Hood.
Uncles William and Troy
How I wish I had known you
As I sit here tonight
Looking on the Hills of Old Rugby.
These brothers left to bring in the hay. Before they had a chance to return,Troy fell victim to the firing squad. William survived, due to intentional faulty aim.