One Tragedy of the Civil War

SUBMITTED BY:  Harold Clark Davis; edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter Towards the end of the war, according to a story I read on the internet, my great-great-grandfather, Henderson Davis, had a childhood friend, Alexander Griffin, who fought for the Union and rode...

An Interview with John C. Becton

SUBMITTED BY:  Sarah Foster (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) Editor’s Notes: According to the information shared during T. Pat Matthew’s interview with John C. Becton [his name was misspelled “Bectom” on that record], Mr. Becton was born on October 7, 1862, near...

Mount Mitchell

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles; edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter and Laurie Jones Before 1857, despite Dr. Elisha Mitchell’s earlier research that claimed otherwise, North Carolina’s school children were taught that Mount Washington in New Hampshire was the highest...

December 2021 Year End Update

Dear Friends: I hope you have heard the great news that our Civil War & Reconstruction History Center has received a $59.6 million grant from the State of North Carolina! These funds, payable over the next two years, will help create construction documents for the...

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