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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle, Kemp Plummer, 1831- (search)
Battle, Kemp Plummer, 1831- Educator; born in Franklin county, N. C., Dec. 19, 1831; was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1849; member of the Confederate Convention of that State in 1861; State Treasurer in 1866-68; was president of the University of North Carolina in 1876-91: then resigned to become Professor of History in the same institution. He is author of History of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; History of Raleigh, North Carolina: trials and judicial proceedings of the New Testament; Life of General Jethro Sumner, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Jethro 1730-1790 (search)
Sumner, Jethro 1730-1790 Military officer; born in Virginia about 1730, was paymaster of the provincial troops in North Carolina in 1760, and commander of Fort Cumberland. In the spring of 1776 he was appointed colonel by the Provincial Congress, and with his regiment joined Washington's army. He was made brigadiergeneral in the Continental service in 1779, and in 1780 was engaged in the battle near Camden. In 1781, after active service in North Carolina, he joined Greene in the High Hills of Santee; was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and was active in overawing the Tories in North Carolina until the close of the war. He died in Warren county, N. C., about 1790.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
al Frank Nash our kinsfolk went to death at Germantown, in the long ago. With Mad Anthony Wayne they went to that desperate bayonet charge at Stony Point; with Jethro Sumner at Eutaw Springs; with Morgan and Greene; with Davie, Davidson and Graham; with Hogan at Charleston-wherever duty called or danger was to be dared they were toave placed lasting mementoes of the self-oblation of all Confederate dead—grander than their prototypes the modest column at Moore's Creek, or the simple stone to Sumner at Guilford, or the humble tomb that in the churchyard of St. James at Wilmington marks the resting place of Cornelius Harnett, by as much as our strife was greatd in teaching us—and make answer: Every tree is known by his own fruit. The land that gave the rebels George Washington and Patrick Henry, Richard Caswell and Jethro Sumner to lead and counsel the men whom we commemorate in centennial celebrations, gave also in these latter days Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, Alexander Steph