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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...

Samuel Anders Dowless’ Family Bible

SUBMITTED BY:  David Dowless, Jr. (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) Samuel Anders Dowless’ Bible still exists. Samuel and his wife, Sarah, lived in Bladen County, North Carolina, and Samuel fought for the Confederacy, serving in “Batty I” Company, N.C. 2nd Light...

Evander N. Robeson and the Bladen Guards

SUBMITTED BY: Mrs. Hoyt Randall The following is an excerpt from The Bladen Journal, written by Mrs. Carl Campbell and dated Thursday, December 7, 1961: “Evander N. Robeson volunteered under Captain Tate on April 26th, 1861 in Elizabethtown, when the “Bladen Guards”...

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