William Turner Faircloth

SUBMITTED BY:  JC Knowles; vetted and edited by Cheri Todd Molter WILLIAM TURNER FAIRCLOTH was born on January 8, 1829 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Faircloth graduated at the top of his class at Wake Forest College in 1854. He studied law under Richmond...

Frying Pan Goes to War

AUTHOR:  Shari Holden (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) An Oral Tradition: The story I have been told was that when my great-great-grandfather, Wiley B. Matthews (Mathis) left with his brother to join the Confederate Army, he carried his own iron frying pan with him...

Capt. Daniel Patterson

AUTHOR:  David Lennon (edited by Cheri Todd Molter; vetted by Hallie Smith) In 1862, Capt. Daniel Patterson, my great-grandfather, raised a company of troops from his native Bladen County and its surrounding counties after he served for a year in the militia. They...

Raleigh’s Confederate Hospitals

SUBMITTED BY:  JC Knowles (edited by Cheri Todd Molter, vetted by Hallie Smith) The first state hospital was established at the old State Fairgrounds off of New Bern Avenue and was headed by Raleigh surgeon E. Burke Haywood. It was called the Fairground Hospital until...

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