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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
cknall was born in Granville county, North Carolina, December 4th, 1831. He was a brother of Dr. George W. Blacknall and Major T. H., and father of Mr. Oscar Blacknall—a man of letters and well known from his productions in the Atlantic Monthly and the newspapers. He married Miss Virginia Spencer, of Oxford, who still lives to mourn the death of her true and manly husband. These facts we get from Captain Capehart's recently delivered memorial on Colonel Blacknall, and from the Henderson Gold Leaf, whose editor, commenting on the truth and beauty of that address, adds his own eulogy of the dead: Colonel Blacknall had ardent patriotism, high conviction of right and principle, and an engaging manhood. His presence was attractive, his gifts were many, his heroism of a lofty type. Such a man must needs have made an ideal Southern soldier. He received his death wound at the battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864. Having his foot shattered by a ball from a cavalryman's carb
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
nded. Collierstown, Va., January 12, 1901. To the Editor of the Dispatch: Colonel William H. S. Burgwyn, of Henderson, N. C., has recently published in Gold Leaf of that Town an article, which will prove interesting to old Confederate soldiers. I forward a copy of said article to you for your Confederate column, if youe Dispatch. Colonel Burgwyn has taken great pains in the preparation of the article. Very kindly yours, R. M. Tuttle. The following is the article in Gold Leaf: A gentleman who at all times manifests a deep interest in the achievements of North Carolinians, and especially the glorious deeds of North Carolina soldiers—than whom the world has never seen better—as illustrated on every battle-field from Bethel to Appomattox, kindly furnishes the Gold Leaf the following. It is a remarkable record—the fatalities of Company F, 26th North Carolina Regiment, Pettigrew's Brigade, at the battle of Gettysburg—which is told about and we are sure it will