Mary and James Riggs

The family of James Bryant Riggs

James Bryant Riggs was born Dec. 29, 1839 in Swansboro, NC.  He was the son of Noah F. Riggs and Ruthy Meadows. 1850 Census, White Oak, Onslow County, North Carolina In ...

Phillips Brothers

The family of Edward Nash Phillips

Edward H. (Nash) Phillips was born May 15, 1834 , he was the son of Allen Phillips and Susan Winberry of Onslow County. 1850 Census, Swansboro, North Carolina 1860 Census, Swansboro ...

William G Smith

The family of William Gaston Smith

Photos courtesy of Cole Smith. William Gaston Smith was born May 10, 1835, he was the son of Asa Smith and Mariam Hatsell of Onslow County. 1850 Census, Swansboro, North ...

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Memory

My Journey Through Southern Memory and Memorialization

Locations of North Carolina Confederate Monuments Who is Honored on North Carolina ...
A photograph of Capt. David Fry, left, and Sgt. John McCoy are on display in the Voices of the Land exhibit at the East Tennessee History Center. Fry organized the 1861 raid to burn the Rebel-held Lick Creek bridge in Greene County.

Southern Unionists

“It was easy to be a Union man in Ohio or Pennsylvania, but ...
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North Carolina Union Volunteers

History will do them justice, when it shall come to be fairly & fully ...
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The McLane Post of the Grand Army of the Republic

McLane GAR Post #50 was formed in Perquimans County in 1893.  It was named for Capt. ...
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In the hour of their country’s peril, they were loyal and true

Pottertown Bridge Burners, Unionists Pay the Ultimate Price Jacob Harmon Christopher Alexander ...
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Refuse To Bow Down

The Hoggard brothers of Bertie County Thomas, Gerald W.  Divided Allegiances:  Bertie ...
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Ole Pap fought with the Yankees

William David Thomas William David Thomas was born in Bertie County in ...
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The Mother of All Southern Unionists Monuments

Knoxville National Cemetery The Knoxville National Cemetery, established in 1863, is located within ...
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Civil War Sword of Pvt. James Phelps

Photos and information courtesy of  Michael I. Phelps James Phelps
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Charleton Hobbs

National Cemetery, New Bern, NC The following passage is from Bertie in ...
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Kinston Hangings

Murder of Union soldiers in North Carolina. Letter from the secretary of ...
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Biography of Jesse James Summerlin

Biography of Jesse James Summerlin Researched and Written by Dick Hamly Permission ...

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

William D. Riggs

 

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Reunion of the 35th United States Colored Troops (originially the 1st North Carolina Colored Infantry)

ENC Residents fought, died for Union in Civil War

Thousands of men from North Carolina enlisted to fight in the Civil War, many them for the Confederacy, but some – including 1,300, white, eastern North Carolinians – went against their state’s government and fought for the Union Army. They were later joined by nearly 1,100 black men from region.  Story continued at Public Radio East […]

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

Thomas Robbins

   

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

James Roberson

 

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

Tilman Roberson

 

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

Joseph Roberts

 

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

Joshua Roberts

 

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

Gabriel Robertson

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BLUE LIVES MATTER

Outside of Lexington, South Carolina

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I’ll Wear A White Robe

Dr. Ralph Stanley February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016

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