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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fanning, David 1756-1825 (search)
Fanning, David 1756-1825 Freebooter; born in Wake county, N. C., about 1756; was a carpenter by trade, and led a vagabond life, sometimes trading with Indians. Late in the Revolution he joined the Tories, for the purpose of revenge for injuries inflicted upon him. He gathered a small band of desperadoes like himself, and laid waste whole settlements and committed fearful atrocities. For these services he received the commission of lieutenant from the British commander at Wilmington. So encouraged, he captured many leading Whigs, and hanged those against whom he held personal resentment. At one time he captured a whole court in session, and carried off judges, lawyers, clients, officers, and some of the citizens. Three weeks later he captured Colonel Alston and thirty men in his own house, and soon afterwards, dashing into Hillsboro, he captured Governor Burke and his suite, and some of the principal inhabitants. The name of Fanning became a terror to the country, and he was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, William Willis Wiley 1818- (search)
Wood, William Willis Wiley 1818- Naval engineer; born in Wake county, N. C., May 30, 1818; learned engineering at the West Point Foundry, N. Y.; entered the naval service in 1845, and, during the Civil War, was general inspector of steam machinery, and had charge of the construction of the National iron-clad fleet and the machinery of the new class of vessels then introduced. He became engineerin-chief, and was retired May 30, 1880. He died near Jutland, Md., Aug. 31, 1882.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A list of Confederate officers, prisoners, who were held by Federal authority on Morris Island, S. C., under Confederate fire from September 7th to October 21st, 1864. (search)
ran, 54th inft. Zzz=Capt. J. Kyle, 52d inft., Fayetteville. Zzz=Capt. John C. Blair, 1st cav., Boone C. H. Zzz=Capt. S. Hartsfield, 3d cav., Kinston. Zzz=Capt. J. W. Moore, 3d cav., Wilmington. Zzz=Capt. W. R. Allen, 6th inft., Wake county. Zzz=Capt. S. P. Abernathy, 30th inft., Wake county. 1st Lt. R. B. Carr, 43d N. C. inft., Magnolia. Zzz=1st Lt. D. A. Coon, 11th N. C. inft., Lincolnton. Zzz=1st Lt. A. N. Leatherad, 29th N. C. inft., Fort Henry. Zzz=1st Lt. J. HarWake county. 1st Lt. R. B. Carr, 43d N. C. inft., Magnolia. Zzz=1st Lt. D. A. Coon, 11th N. C. inft., Lincolnton. Zzz=1st Lt. A. N. Leatherad, 29th N. C. inft., Fort Henry. Zzz=1st Lt. J. Hartsfield, 1st N. C. inft., Rollsville. Zzz=1st Lt. J. A. Latham, 1st N. C. inft., Plymouth. Ensign J. O. Fink, 18th N. C. inft. 1st Lt. G. W. Corbett, 18th N. C. inft., Currituck. Zzz=1st Lt. N. S. Master, 12th N. C. inft., Warrenton. Zzz=1st Lt. Frank McIntosh, 18th N. C. inft., Richmond. Zzz=1st Lt. John M. Gunther, 1st N. C. inft. Zzz=1st Lt. John Q. Bullock, 23d N. C. inft., Tranquility. Zzz=1st Lt. John F. Gamble, 14th N. C. inft., Shelby. Zzz=1st Lt. J. D. Maloy, 5
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
ve already detained you too long, and I must hasten on. The next morning, having been up all night, we presented anything but a martial appearance, and, if the truth must be told, our enthusiasm was at a low ebb, for we were pretty well satisfied that ours was a wild goose chase. Nothing but a sense of duty, and a reluctance to turn back as long as we were called upon to go forward, carried us on. For two days we wandered on over the hills and through the woods of Franklin, Johnston and Wake counties. On one of these days we passed through Louisburg, worn out and hungry. The good citizens of the town received us enthusiastically, and treated us most hospitably. It must have been an amusing sight to see us straggling through the streets, with flowers in one hand and something to eat in the other. It made a deep impression on me at the time, and I shall never forget the scene. About sundown on the 16th we reached Arpsboro and halted. There the general informed us he had reliabl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Junius Daniel. an Address delivered before the Ladies' Memorial Association, in Raleigh, N. C, May 10th, 1888. (search)
k of carrying the desired help to our comrades. At this time the great pressure of the enemy on our immediate brigade front was broken. John W. McGregor of Anson county, of immediate highland Scotch extraction, Sergeant Ingram, Company K, of Wake county, Private Dixion of Cleveland county, Private Cox of Anson county, and Private Workman at once volunteered. They carried three boxes of ammunition to the line then held by the brigade of General Harris, of Mississippi. The General was surrounrks. Of the five men of the Fourteenth North Carolina regiment who volunteered for this forlorn hope, Dixon was killed, and Cox, Ingram and McGregor were wounded. I have ventured to relate this incident because two of the men belonged to Wake county, and because it was the work of men of the Fourteenth North Carolina troops, prepared for service under the admirable soldier, General Junius Daniel, and because I wish the vast audience to know of this great and courageous act of our county
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
Union force on the 8th of February, 1862. Hatteras had been in their possession since the 29th of August of the preceding year. All the counties of the State bordering on Albemarle Sound were exposed to their raids. On the 22d of February, 1862, Mr. William S. Pettigrew, the delegate from Washington county to the convention of the State, usually known as the Secession Convention, appeared in his seat, and asked for a secret session, which was granted. I was one of the delegates from Wake county, and took rough notes of the ensuing debate, and will give its substance. I will first briefly describe the speakers. Mr. Pettigrew, a brother of the distinguished general, J. Johnston Pettigrew, now a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was then owner of two of the most beautiful plantations in the South, Magnolia and Belgrade, large in area, fertile, surrounded by swamps, yet healthy. His numerous slaves were most kindly treated, religiously trained, contented and happy.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.48 (search)
, from Caswell county; Company H, from Stokes county; Company I, from Randolph county; Company K, from McDowell county; Company L, from Randolph county, and Company M, from Randolph county. The organization of the regiment was completed by the appointment of Lieutenant Graham Daves, of Craven county, as adjutant, July 24, 1861; Dr. James K. Hall, of Guilford county, surgeon, July 24, 1861; Dr. Benjamin A. Cheek, of Warren county, assistantsur-geon, July 24, 1861; James J. Litchford, of Wake county, assistantquartermaster, July 19, 1861; Rev. A. B. Cox, of Alleghany county, July 16, 1861, chaplain, and Hamilton C. Graham (Company I), of Craven county, as sergeant-major. First called the 12th Volunteers, the regiment was shortly after numbered and designated the 22d Troops. The change was made in the Adjutant-General's office at Raleigh to avoid confusion. With the exception of the Bethel Regiment, or 1st Volunteers, and perhaps the 2d, which served first for six months only, t
lity, had no sooner misled his enemy, than lighting up fires and leaving them burning, he crossed the creek, took off the planks from the bridge, and placed his men behind trees and such slight intrenchments as the night permitted to be thrown up. The loyalists, expecting an easy victory, unanimously agreed that his camp should be immediately assaulted. His force at that time amounted to a thousand men, consisting of the Newbern minute men, of militia from Craven, Johnson, Dobbs, and Wake counties, and the detachment under Lillington. The army under Macdonald, who was himself confined to Chap. LVIII.} 1776. Feb. his tent by illness, numbered between fifteen and sixteen hundred. At one o'clock in the morning of the twenty seventh, the loyalists, commanded by Donald Macleod, began their march; but it cost so much time to cross an intervening morass, that it was within an hour of daylight before they reached the western bank of the creek. There they had expected to find Caswell
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Emperor Napoleon and the American Minister. (search)
North Carolina. Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 6, 10 P. M. --The vote here stands Breckinridge 593; Bell 567.--The county shows uniform gains for Breckinridge. Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 6, 10 P. M. --The vote here is Bell 504; Breckinridge 160; Douglas 114. Duplin county shows Breckinridge gains, and the State has, in all probability, gone for him. Raleigh, Nov. 6.11 P. M.--In 7 precincts in New Hanover county. Breckinridge gains 79. Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 6--Midnight. --So far as heard from here Bell has in Wake county 642; Breckinridge 214; Douglas 127. The same precincts gave Pool, Opp., for Governor 492.
John Balch; Whaley, from Cardenas, arrived at Wilmington, N. C., on the 14th inst., with 236 hhds. and 5 tcsnew crop Cuba Molasses. Mr. Seward has engaged the house lately occupied by Gen. Cass, in Washington. Mr. Lincoln will be the guest of the Senator until the 4th of March. The Boston Common Council have concurred with the Board of Aldermen in inviting Senator Crittenden to visit Boston after the adjournment of Congress. James K. Marriott, Commonwealth's Attorney of Wake county, N. C., died on the 15th inst. Phelan, of New York, is about to give another billiard tournament, and a champion billiard table worth $1,000 will be the prize. The sum of $784.50 has been subscribed in New York for the relief of the families of the men at Fort Sumter. A Palmetto flag, suspended from a telegraph wire, at Shippensburg, Pa., was destroyed by an excited crowd on the 14th. The North Carolina House of Commons has killed the stay law dead. Commodore Vanderbi
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