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received as true. The most reliable would appear to be the followingt reproduced from a paper printed by the boys of Mr. Denson's school, in the village of Pittsboro, N. C., in 1866: The accomplished author of that series of interesting papers, The last ninety days of the war in North Carolina, published in The Watchman, Newh the Federals on the 15th, and claims that this was the last blood shed. Both are in error: there was a skirmish near Mt. Zion church, two miles south-east of Pittsboro. North Carolina. between a body of Wheeler's cavalry and a party of Federals, on the 17th of April; two Yankees were wounded. and three others, with several hor skirmishing in the neighborhood about this time, and as late as the 29th (two days after General Johnston surrendered), a squad of Federal cavalry rode through Pittsboro, firing upon the citizens and returned soldiers, and receiving their fire in return. These men were pursued and overtaken near Haw river, where a skirmish occur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waddell, James Iredell 1824-1886 (search)
Waddell, James Iredell 1824-1886 Naval officer; born in Pittsboro, N. C., in 1824; graduated at the United States Naval Academy; resigned from the navy in 1861, and entered the Confederate service in the following year; commanded the ram Louisiana at New Orleans till the engagement with Farragut's fleet, when he destroyed that vessel by blowing her up; later was ordered to England, where in 1864 he took command of the Shenandoah, with which he cruised in the Pacific Ocean, destroying vessels till Aug. 2, 1865, when he learned that Lee had surrendered more than three months before. Returning to England he surrendered his vessel to the United States consul at Liverpool, and he and his crew were liberated. the Shenandoah, under Captain Waddell, was the only vessel that ever carried the Confederate flag around the world. He died in Annapolis, Md., March 15, 1886.
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ented from remaining long at college, by the effect of his wound upon his eyesight. He entered upon study in preparation for the ministry in 1870, maintaining himself meanwhile by teaching school, and in 1873 was ordained deacon at Morganton, by Bishop Atkinson, and priest in 1877. Having been engaged in teaching school at Hickory he remained there in charge of the church of the Ascension, and of Trinity church at Statesville, until 1879, when he was assigned to St. Bartholomew's church, Pittsboro. In 1881 the church at Chapel Hill was added to his charge. In 1884 he removed to South Carolina and became rector of the churches at Rock Hill and Yorkville, and in 1889, making his home at Columbia, he was put in charge, by Bishop Howe, of a mission among the negroes. From this he was promoted, in 1892, to his present position of archdeacon of the diocese for the negroes. Captain John Wiley Kemp Captain John Wiley Kemp was born in Edgefield county, S. C., about 1835. He was ed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
n the divisions of Walker and Evans in addition to his own division, which was composed of Phil Cook's Georgia brigade, Battle's Alabama brigade, Grimes's old brigade, and Cox's brigade. It is proper to state that General Grimes was not in the rear, but was with the line of battle and narrowly escaped being killed. All soldiers know how hard it is for an unmounted officer at one end of a long line of battle to know what is done at the other. Hence, it does not disparage Captain Kaigler's veracity or courage to assert that he, who was on the extreme left, could not know what was done on the right as well as mounted officers who were riding all along the line and had full opportunity of seeing all that was done. This statement of General Grimes's (who died in 1880) is so clear and explicit that it should be accepted as conclusive of the facts mentioned, and being of peculiar historic value, should be carefully read and remembered. H. A. London. Pittsboro, N. C., September 12th.
r friend has ten thousand thanks for her splendid gift. Some time ago a box containing a lot of clothing for the First Maryland regiment, was forwarded from Pittsboro', Chatham county, N. C. The ladies of that town have been very patriotic, and have furnished the troops from their own vicinity with every necessary article of clothing. Their own people being provided for, the young ladies of Pittsboro' responded to the call made in behalf of the Maryland boys, and at once forwarded them a large box of wearing apparel. The box was sent to Mr. Zimmerman, at Manassas, who delivered it to one of Col. Stuart's men. Since that time nothing has been heard frod by the regiment, and that, although there has been no formal acknowledgment of it, the Maryland boys have been benefited by the present from the kind ladies of Pittsboro'. The certainty that the army will winter somewhere in the vicinity of Bull Run, has caused quite an increase in the number of buildings in Manassas. Our f