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William Augustus Parvin escapes

AUTHOR:  Unknown William Augustus Parvin arrives in Little Washington on New Year’s Day, 1861, just 21 years old. By birth, he is a Pennsylvanian, but he chooses to settle in a state that is bound for secession in a few months. In March he ships out on the schooner...

Nelson Tift: Confederate Navy Captain

SUBMITTED BY:  W. S. Mann (see also “Nelson and Ava Tift” story) Nelson Tift was born in Groton, CT on July 23, 1810. In 1826, he moved to Key West, FL with his brother, Asa Tift, for business exploration ventures. In 1830, he moved to Charleston, SC to...

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