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Capture Idled Young Officer

by | Mar 23, 2015 | Columbus, Confederate affiliation

Confederate Lt. Joshua Soles was with the 2nd Co. A, 36th Regiment in North Carolina. Gen. Braxton Bragg sent Joshua to help defend Savannah during Sherman’s siege. Joshua returned to Fort Fisher after the evacuation of Savannah. He fought and was captured during the second battle of Fort Fisher. The daughter of Joshua relayed the story to her grandson, Mike Norris, that she rode in a wagon from Tabor City all day to visit her father at Fort Fisher.

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