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Pennsylvania POW, Battle of Plymouth

Pennsylvania POW, Battle of Plymouth In his early thirties, Martin Lybarger went to war in the 101st Pennsylvania Veterans Volunteer Infantry, leaving behind a wife and small son. He was among the Union troops captured at the Battle of Plymouth in April of 1864 and...

The Bowens of Bertie heed the call

The Bowens of Bertie heed the call Frederick Columbus Bowen, born March 6, 1840, was the fourth child, third son, of Jesse and Margaret Bowen. He was born in Bertie County, North Carolina and lived at home with his parents where he learned to farm. He was also taught...

A different kind of marriage

A different kind of marriage Great-Great-Granddaddy Frank Civils grew up in the Core Creek area near Asbury and had fallen in love with Mary Jane Riggs. When they decided to get married, their parents refused to allow it. Frank then married Elizabeth Daugherty on...

A Civil War Christmas Story

A Civil War Christmas Story On Christmas Day in 1862, the African American population of Washington, North Carolina organized a Christmas dinner for the Union soldiers and sailors who were stationed in Washington. The dinner was held at unoccupied store in downtown...

Big Bob, The Slave Martyr

Big Bob, The Slave Martyr As a little African American girl, I grew up hearing stories about Big Bob, the slave martyr who gave his life for the U.S. Army and Captain Charles Lyons on a Union vessel off Rodman’s Point near Washington, N.C., March 31, 1863. It...

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