Memoir of Thomas B. Sanders of Kinston

Written by Thomas B. Sanders (Submitted by James L. Gaddis) My parents’ farm was in Bentonville Township, Johnston County, N.C. A short distance from our home was the little village of Bentonville. It was in this area that the last major battle of the Civil War...

Shot in the Head at Gettysburg

My great-grandfather, John Bowden Hood, joined the Confederate army in Sampson County on Sept. 9, 1861. He was sent to the coast defense at Fort Fisher. Later, he was transferred to Stonewall Jackson’s brigade and became part of Jackson’s famous...

Pull to Service Runs Deep

William Bright Cole was born in Bentonville on the Cole plantation, the son of Willis Cole, who is buried on the farm. This farm is the site of the first day’s fighting in the Battle of Bentonville, March 19, 1865. It includes the main line of the Army of...

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