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Coming Home Was Hard, Too

by | May 4, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, New Hanover

Private William Peoples, U.S. Army, served in Pennypacker’s Brigade, in the Pennsylvania 203rd Regiment. He was from the part of Pennsylvania where Pennypacker lived. He survived both Fort Fisher and the war, but died at the age of 28 and appeared to have been in financial trouble. (PTS?) He and his father were dairy farmers and had accumulated some wealth before the war, but he lost it all and the family became tenant farmers. I do not know much more about him, but my family has continued to name his descendants after him. My dad told me that I was named for him.

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