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How a rare Confederate Medal of Honor came to Forsyth County
A framed display hangs in the Bell Research Center in downtown Cumming with the recent Confederate Medal of Honor awarded to Thomas Whitaker Salmond, the brother of Forsyth County resident Bill Salmond's great-grandfather. - photo by Brian Paglia
Thomas Whitaker Salmond was born in Camden, S.C., in 1825, and by the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania in July 1863 during the American Civil War he was a surgeon in the Confederate States Army.