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Confederate Prowled Carolina Coast

by | Mar 23, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, Pitt

Jesse Wilson, a private in the Confederate army, was born May 26, 1831, in Pitt County. In 1856 Jesse married Margaret Ann Lay, with whom he had nine children. By 1860 he was a Brunswick County resident. From 1861‐1864, Jesse served in “Galloway’s Coast Guard,” whose mission was to defend the coast from Cape Fear to Little River, S.C. While with Galloway’s Coast Guard he was detached to the Signal Service Corps. After the war he returned to the Shallotte area. He died of apoplexy on January 22, 1916.

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