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Oliver Arms, Sr.

AUTHOR:  Joe Mode Oliver Arms, Sr. is my 3rd great grandfather, whose daughter, Melissa Arms, married Wade Green (Cocke Co., TN) Wade Green is my 2nd great grandfather and member of Company C, 8th Tennessee Infantry, U.S. Melissa Arms m was born on 5 November 1851-2,...

Gathings Family of Anson County

SUBMITTED BY:  Steve Bailey I was told by my cousin Emma Gathings Goodwin years ago that our ancestor Charles Gathings died in the early 1860’s when he was about 70 years old. When Sherman’s Army marched through Anson County during the time period of March 3rd through...

Jordan Bennett

AUTHOR:  Charles Brown My wife's great grandfather, Jordan Bennett, was from Duplin County, North Carolina. He is listed in Family Search as being a member of the 8th US Colored Heavy Artillery. He enlisted on Jun 25, 1864 at Paducah, KY as Corporal; he was 20 years...

The Swallows

AUTHOR OF THE PDF AT THE LINK BELOW:  Albert Ross Hogue (1873-1978), The History of Fentress County, Tennessee SUBMITTED BY:  Mona Vorhees Mehas My Civil War Connection (one of many):  I am an amateur genealogist. I retired from teaching in the public schools in 2010,...

Aunt Mary’s Cow

AUTHOR:  Dorothy Killian My Grandmother b: 1877 told me this story: Some Union soldiers came to her Aunt Mary Watson Triplett's house in Wilkes County, N. C.They made her cook a meal for them. One Union soldier sat in the kitchen while she cooked with his gun laying...

Company H, 26th NC Regiment

AUTHOR:  Lacy Garner, Jr. I have done considerable research on Moore County's Company H, 26th NC Regiment, known as the "The Moore Independents." I have put all that info into a website, http://www.companyh26th.com. There are several good stories referenced on my...

Griffin Family of Anson County, NC

AUTHOR:  Steve Bailey Griffin Family History by Fred M. Griffin, Raymond C. Griffin, & Lee Griffin – Published in 1949 – Alexander Griffin, son of William Griffin & grandson of Thomas Griffin, joined the Union Army in Mississippi when Sherman’s Army marched east from...

Relentless Rothrock

AUTHOR:  Phyllis Jacobs Charles Rothrock was a citizen of Forsyth County in the Friedberg community and a member of the Moravian Church there. When the war came he entered the service of the Confederacy, being a member of Company I, 33rd Regiment. Charles was severely...

Two Brothers and a Ghost

AUTHOR:  Tony L. Crumbley Benjamin and Jane Pinion had eight children, all born between 1839 and 1867. The Pinion family resided in Stanly County, North Carolina. On August 8, 1862, two of their sons, Thomas W. and Joe Darling Pinion, joined Company B of the 5th N.C....

History Center’s 2018 Progress to Date

Our latest newsletter: History Center's 2018 Progress to Date! There's much to tell you! We're proud of the progress we've made in the first five months of 2018. Dear Friend of the History Center: There's much to tell you! We're proud of the progress we've made in the...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Speeches

Our Speakers From The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center Groundbreaking Ceremony in Fayetteville, NC on April 18, 2018. Chancellor James A. Anderson The Honorable Patricia Timmons Goodson Senator Tony Rand Commissioner Michael C. Boose Mayor...

Uniting a divided history

From the robust public discussion about North Carolina’s legacy of Civil War monuments, it’s clear that — a century and a half after its close — we’re still sorting out how to make sense of that war…

Sherrod Family Celebrates Home of Patriarch, a Former Slave

Built as a wood structure in 1886, the entire building has been encapsulated into brick and has had multiple additions over the years, but Leonard Paul Sherrod Jr., great-grandson of the builder, knows what’s underneath.

Sherrod and other family members are preparing for a grand reunion on Sept. 1-3 to be held at the Sherrod homestead.

“We are refurnishing, repairing, remodeling when necessary and getting it ready to be used as a venue for the upcoming September reunion,” said Sherrod, who was born in Wilson in 1933 and graduated from Charles H. Darden High School in 1952.

A picnic and a banquet are planned at the event, which Sherrod has titled “Exploring Our Family History.”

“There is so much history,” Sherrod said. “Not only is it family history, it is African-American history, and in some small portion, American history.”

Grey Little Brown (1831-1907)

Before he enlisted in the Civil War, Grey Little Brown was a farmer and teacher in Edgecombe County. After the war, he returned to farming and teaching.

He became a “certified teacher” in 1871 as the state began to set standards (see copy of certificate).

His interest in education established the first school in Edgecombe County. He also sent three of his daughters to college in Greensboro, N.C. (the State Normal and Industrial School, aka Woman’s College aka UNCG).

Thomas Davis Rice

(Source: contributed by William D. Kenerly) Thomas Davis Rice was my great grandfather. He enlisted and was a private in the Civil War. After the War, he signed the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in Salisbury. He became a farmer and businessman in the...

A Tale of Two Men

Corporal John Campell Bass was an ancestor on my mother’s side. He joined the war effort in 1864. On March 16, 1865, he fought at Averasboro, North Carolina. A few days later, in the battle of Bentonville, he was killed. In March 1865, Private Troy Eldridge fought in...

Where did all the treason trials go?

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless…

A summer of change, a long winter of resistance

As hopes and honeysuckle bloomed, a century and a half ago, forces were massing to ensure that the dreams of newly liberated slaves and their white supporters would never take root. At the federal level, slavery had been abolished by constitutional amendment. But...

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  • Former NC Governor Jim Hunt on WIDU

    An interview today with Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. asking for the community’s support for creation of the Civil War & Reconstruction History Center in Fayetteville.  Click below to listen…Read More »
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    N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center receives $6.5 million painting, completes local funding requirement for $5 million state appropriation For immediate release: June 4, 2019 (For a video of the painting donated to the N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center, please click HERE. FAYETTEVILLE, NC – One of …Read More »
  • The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina.

    The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center sponsored a presentation by Philip Gerard, author of the book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Fayetteville, NC. Watch the entire presentation…Read More »

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