John Ely Spoon
|John Ely Spoon|
After the Civil War, Spoon was only willing to fly the United States flag upside down.
|Born|| July 27, 1841|
|Died||November 27, 1938|
|Spouse||Frances Jernigan Spoon|
Spoon was born in Chambers, Alabama on July 27, 1841. At age 19, he enlisted in Alabama's 17th Regiment, Company I at Camp Davis, and served in the Civil War battles of Shiloh (where he was struck in the right hand), Corinth and Spanish Fort. He relocated to Escambia County circa 1882.