Category Archives: Military

James Bell Letterhead (1907)

Many thanks to Joshua Waller for submitting this letterhead from his ancestor’s shop in Kinston.  This is letterhead for Bells’s General Repair Shops on 810 East Blount Street.   The letter is signed for pension purposes by men of the 27th Company of NC Troops to prove that John W. Burket served. It appears to be dated 1907?


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Lenoir County Confederate Veteran Burials

The NCGenWeb has a new database online – the result of a project of the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. You can read more background about the database on the NCGenWeb blog.  For those with Lenoir county research interests, you may be interested in the list of burials from Lenoir county specifically here.   Happy hunting!

Posted in Cemeteries, Military.

US Colored Troops Symposium

This past weekend the Kinston Cultural Heritage Museum sponsored the Seventh Annual US Colored Troops Symposium.  The symposium was held in conjunction with the Kinston’s Blue-Gray Civil War Living History Weekend and featured presentations and exhibits from national and regional historians, storytellers, civil war scholars, the CSS Neuse Re-enactment, troop demonstrations, and living history cultural interpreters revolving around the participatory role of African Americans in the Civil War.

While the formal announcement gives a great description of the events, I always enjoy reading personal accounts from those that attend.  Tonight, I came across the blog, Jubilo! The Emancipation Century blog whose author attended and gives a great description of the events.

Be sure to check it out!

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