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Jonas Elias Pope & Family

Jonas Elias Pope & Family

Researched and written by Cheri Todd Molter and Kobe M. Brown Jonas Elias Pope was born on February 1, 1827, at Rich Square in Northampton County, NC. His father was Elias Pope, a free person of color with a mixed-race heritage who owned land and supported a sizable...

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Conscripted in the Confederate Army: George W. Walters

Conscripted in the Confederate Army: George W. Walters

Researched and written by Cheri Todd Molter and Kobe M. Brown George W. Walters was a farmer who lived in Chatham County, North Carolina, when the war started. In 1862, thirty-three-year-old Walters was conscripted into the Confederate army as a private. He was...

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Edward and Sallie Evans

Edward and Sallie Evans

Submitted by Edwina Clarkson; written by Ruth Gillis; edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter & Kobe M. Brown Copies of photographs courtesy of Edwina Clarkson and taken by Dorien Caldwell Edward and Sallie Evans are remembered in Fayetteville, N.C. as educators,...

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  • 2024 Spring Construction Update

  • 2023 Year End Update

    Dear Friends of the History Center: We are most grateful for all you are doing to help us with this worthy project! This has been a year of successes, beginning with 2022’s GivingTuesday programs and ending with this year’s. We were very excited that the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) generously …Read More »
  • November 2022 Year End Update

    Dear Friends: We are pleased to announce officially our new name—The NC History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction—and that we have secured the necessary funding from Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville to almost complete our fundraising effort from public sources! We’re very grateful to the …Read More »

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