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...

William Gaston Lewis: He Made a Difference

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles It is said that Lewis was the last Confederate officer wounded during the Civil War and that he laid on the battlefield as dead. However, some soldiers saw him and took him to safety. He survived the war. William Lewis Gaston was born in Rocky...

Ben Casey, 3rd NC Heavy Artillery

AUTHOR:  William Smith My Great-Grandfather, Ben Casey, served in the 3rd NC Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. He was from Indian Springs, NC in Wayne County. He enlisted in 1862 and was stationed at Southport, NC where he served as a boatman – one of a crew...

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