The Art of Comptonology and the War of Northern Aggression
by Clifford Davids
I learned a great deal about the tumultuous life of Lucius Bunyan Compton during my time at Eliada Homes. ... But I always wondered about his father, that dirt poor mountain evangelist from Haywood County and stolid one dimensional figure in the annals of his son’s amazing life. Who were his people, and how did he even end up in Western North Carolina?
Miles Calvin Compton ... was an unyielding survivor. Compton was drafted into the Confederate Army as a teenager in 1862, leaving his young family behind for the bloodiest war this country has ever seen.