History for All the People is a NC State Archives blog that has recently posted a blog about the 1901 Confederate Pensions project. Through the Digital Access division of the department, they have begun scanning and uploading the Pension Applications Online. You can access the site at North Carolina Digital Collections 1901 Confederate Pension Application […]
“First at Bethel, Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and Last at Appomattox” is a traditional saying honoring the role of North Carolina’s soldiers in the Civil War. This sentence begins the article describing the latest commendation for the McDowell County’s Camp 379, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Take a moment to scan the Sons […]
1890 Veterans Schedule Index: McDowell County Township Veteran Broad River Township Robert Lankford Susan Learcy ~ Widow John S Leakey Crooked Creek Township Albert L Bird William Gultharie James M Bradly ~ Deceased Alney B Halford Philadelphia Bradly ~ Widow Francis M Harris Benjamin M Burgen William Hogan Joseph T Burgin James D Jackey […]
As the family story is told, my mother, Eunice Davis Burgin’s eldest brother, Paul L. Davis was killed in Germany during WWII. We do not know the story of his death. We don’t even know if the coffin returned to his parents held his remains. When his father was ask about not knowing, it is […]
A link to the National Archives website with information on obtaining Veterans’ Service Records.