On the morning of April 16, 1865,
which was his 17th birthday, his uncle told him, "The Yankees
are sure coming this time, are you ready to fight 'um?" He
replied, "Certainly, anyone that will not fight when the enemy comes right
into your own home would be a mighty sorry somebody." Young
Isham took part in the battle and was captured. He would later write A
True Story of the Battle of West Point, Georgia - a riveting account of the battle and the prisoners march to
and from Macon.
Isham Stanley II married Sarah Augusta Chapman on December 13, 1871 and they had
six children. Mr. Stanley was a master mechanic and active in all manners
of civic activities. An elder in the Presbyterian church, he was
killed at the church as a result of a cyclone on March 28, 1920.