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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winslow, Joseph 1746- (search)
Winslow, Joseph 1746- Military officer; born in Virginia in 1746; joined a company of rangers in 1760; was twice wounded by Indians in battle; and in 1766 removed to North Carolina. When the Revolution began he was appointed a major, and had frequent encounters with Tories. In the battle at King's Mountain he commanded the right wing, and was voted a sword by North Carolina for his gallantry. He made a treaty with the Cherokees in 1777, served in the legislature of North Carolina, and was member of Congress from 1793 to 1795, and again in 1803. He died near Germantown, N. C., in 1814.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
the men who fought there. Our citizens celebrated with much rejoicing and patriotic spirit the centenary of that victory, but heaped no insults upon the memory of the brave men who fought on the other side. Only kindly admiration was expressed for gallant Scotchmen who died there. Nor is it expected of their descendants, our fellow citizens of to-day, as proof of present loyalty, that they shall condemn the action of their fathers. With General 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 to be found until the end of that long struggle which ended successfully for them. Well, the swift years flew by, and in 1861 our State, whose behest we were ever taught is paramount to all, again summoned her sons to
arolina, or some other prominent point. I have ever believed it would be of inestimable value to the Southern Confederacy. It should not be a road only of transportation across the States, but located with an eye to the immense mineral wealth deposited in the valley of Dan river and Town Fork. Here, we have inexhaustible beds of coal, iron are, marble, white, blue, and gray limestone, serpentine and porcelain clay, &c. Besides, the Buffalo Wallow, three miles south of Germantown, in Stokes county, derived its name from the great lick for wild animals that was common in this country, and has ever been looked upon as favorable for salt water. With all these things before us, it does seem that thirty minutes time would be but a bubble in the Southern Confederacy in comparison to the great wealth it will develops to the States. Do not these things at least entitle the Dan River Coalfield Railroad to a reasonable inspection before the final connexion is ordered? The