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War is Fickle

AUTHOR:  Unknown I am the descendant of four Confederate privates on my mother's side. I haven't researched my father's side yet. Amos Dunn, Nasrow Creech and Noah Parker were conscripted into the 5th NC State Troops on the same day in July, 1862. Two were in Co C and...

Lt. Hugh Caldwell Bennett

SUBMITTED BY:  Joe Avery Hugh Caldwell Bennett (14 Dec. 1832 - 3 March 1907) was the son of George Stepto Bennett and Elizabeth Newland Bennett of Iredell County, NC. He enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 07 Oct. 1861 as a Corporal and was...

The Story of Hilliard Gains

SUBMITTED BY:  Pat Garber Hilliard Gains was an African-American Freedman who marched to war with his childhood friend, Sgt-Major Newsom Edward Jenkins, and other members of the Roanoke Minutemen, CSA. I first heard of him in stories told by my mother and uncles....

Uriah R. Parish

AS TOLD TO MATTHEW SLISIK BY:  Mark Love Audio file 2 minutes 35 seconds Uriah Parish was a farmer. He lived with his father and family; he was one of 10 children on a farm in Moore Co (now Lee Co). At the time of the war he signed up for Company I, 19th NC, 2nd NC...

Sampson the enslaved man

AUTHOR:  Billy A. Dunlap Our family owned slaves before the Civil War. One of them named Sampson came to great-great-grandpa James Dunlap after the war and told his former master that he did not know anything about freedom or what it meant. He had been born on the...

Aunt Loudy Wright

AUTHOR:  Bill Arthur Dunlap Aunt Loudy Wright was the oldest sister of John Washington Dunlap, my grandpa's daddy. She was born in 1822 and lived to 1920. Mr. Wright's sister married my great-great-grandpa, thus becoming J. W. Dunlap's mother. I.e., brother and sister...

Yankee demanded a drink

SUBMITTED BY:  John McKinnon I asked my brother Sandy, who knew my great-grandmother, if she ever told stories of life during the War. She would have been in her 20's during the War, and her husband was off fighting. He said only one [story] about throwing buttermilk...

James Jarrell

SUBMITTED BY:  James Jarrell I was born in Guilford County. My grandfather was a slave in the Guilford area of Pleasant Garden which is not very far from James Haley's roots in Alamance County. I did not grow up hearing a lot of stories and related memories of Civil...

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