Captured at Deep Creek

Asaph Wilson Sherrill of Jackson County was a private in Thomas’ Legion. He was captured by Union soldiers at the Battle of Deep Creek. He was taken to Knoxville, Tennessee, then to Nashville, and finally, to a prison camp in Delaware. He died of dysentery and was...

The Padgett Brothers: Only One Came Home

Submitted by: Willis P. Whichard, Jerry H. Padgett, James L. Padgett, and Obie G. Whicha In the 1850s, Sidney and Elijah Padgett migrated to Cherokee County from Rutherford County, North Carolina with their parents, John and Rachel Padgett, and six siblings: Salina,...
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