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Last of the Lot

Last of the Lot The youngest of my great-grandfather Henry’s seven brothers wasn’t just one of the boys. At fifteen, he was the only boy. That should have been enough to keep him out of service to the Confederacy and, for almost all of the war,...

Eight Is Enough

Eight Is Enough There are a couple of versions of this story in our family. My grandma’s version was that there were “six sons, all over six feet tall, who went to war and all six came back.” Grandma was never known for understatement, but she missed...

Ancestor literally held the fort

Ancestor literally held the fort I was a resident of Harnett County during my U.S. Army service at Fort Bragg, NC. I now reside in Florence County, S.C. I am a Civil War reenactor and may be found on Facebook at Frank Slemmer. An interesting note is that the first...

Little Schoolhouse Wedding

Little Schoolhouse Wedding My great-grandfather was Needham Outlaw of Duplin and Wayne counties. He was a private in Company I, 66th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. He served as a Confederate nurse and courier between eastern North Carolina and Richmond. It is...

Three Young Brothers of Franklin County

Three Young Brothers of Franklin County John Young, Jr (for whom Youngsville, N.C. was named) had three sons who served in the Civil War. Thomas Jefferson Young enlisted on Sept. 5, 1862 in Wayne County (his residence was Wake County) as a Private, age 20. He served...

Three Days in Maryland, 1862

Three Days in Maryland, 1862 Captain Chalmers Lanier Glenn of Rockingham County served in Company I, Third North Carolina Regiment. (William Dorsey Pender was his 1st Colonel.) Glenn was killed in the bloodbath at South Mountain on Sept. 14, 1862. Brigadier General...

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