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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...

Nancy “Nance” Martin

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Nancy “Nance” Adams Martin, the daughter of businessman and ship owner Silas Martin and his wife, Margaret Crawford Martin, took ill and died while at sea with her father. In 1857, Silas took...

Samuel A’Court Ashe

SUBMITTED BY:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Samuel A’Court Ashe was born on September 13, 1840 at Wrightsville Sound, near Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents were William Shepperd Ashe and Sarah Ann Green. During his youth, Ashe lived on...

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