A Letter to My Grandfather, Edward Wootten, by his Mother, Eliza Wootten, at her home at 11 S. Third Street, Wilmington, NC

SUBMITTED BY:  Anne Russell (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) The following is the transcription of the letter that was published in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Inc. Bulletin (Vol. XLVI No. 3, November 2002) (Photographs of the original letters are below;...

The Giraffe / Robert E. Lee

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles; edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter and Hallie Smith One of the most successful vessels to run the blockade off the coast of North Carolina during the American Civil War was the Giraffe, later called the Robert E. Lee, owned by the Confederate...

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...

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