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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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ed permanently from political life, repeatedly refusing to be returned to Congress. In 1888 he was elected president of the Piedmont bank at Greensboro, and continued as its president until he died, in February, 1892. At the time of his death at Greensboro all business houses closed and the city turned out en masse to attend his funeral. He was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him, and his home life was particularly pleasant and charming. He was survived by his wife, Kate Henderson Scales, and his daughter, Mrs. John N. Wynne, who now reside at Danville, Va. Brigadier-General Robert B. Vance Brigadier-General Robert B. Vance was born in Buncombe county, N. C., April 28, 1828, and received the old-field school education of his day. He was elected clerk of the court of pleas and quarter sessions for his native county in 1848, and after a term of eight years, declined re-election and devoted himself to mercantile pursuits until the outbreak of war. He then organi