Category Archives: Military

Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Continue reading Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

Creator: McKissick, Ernest B. (Ernest Boyce), b. 1895.
Collection number: 5299
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Abstract: Ernest Boyce McKissick (Mack) was born in Kelton, S.C., in 1895. His family moved to Asheville, N.C., around 1900. McKissick served in France, 1918-1919, with the African American 92nd Infantry Division during World War I. Returning to Asheville after the war, McKissick Continue reading Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Continue reading Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers records, 1863-1865.

Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Collection number: 3442
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Abstract: Papers from the Confederate army engineer’s office at Charleston, S.C., including drawings of railroad bridges, accounts for slave and free labor, military messages, and lists of personnel. Continue reading Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers records, 1863-1865.

Davis and Walker family papers, 1755-1962.

Creator: Davis and Walker family.
Collection number: 4172
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Abstract: Davis and Walker families of Wilmington, N.C. Prominent family members included George Davis (1820-1896), lawyer, attorney-general of the Confederacy, and well-known orator; and his son, Junius (1845-1916), who practiced law with Continue reading Davis and Walker family papers, 1755-1962.

James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

Creator: Felton, James A. and Annie Vaughan.
Collection number: 5161
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Abstract: James A. Felton was an author, teacher, counselor, and civic leader in Hertford County, N.C. In the 1960s, he was a founder of the People’s Program on Poverty, an African American organization created to study and fight Continue reading James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

Creator: Crowder, John H., 1846-1863.
Collection number: 5276-z
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Abstract: John H. Crowder, a 16-year-old African American lieutenant who fought in the United States Army during the Civil War, was born in 1846 in Louisville, Ky., to free parents. After being abandoned by her husband, Crowder’s mother, Martha Continue reading John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

Lennox Polk McLendon papers, 1792; 1813; 1875-1968.

Creator: McLendon, Lennox Polk, 1890-1968.
Collection number: 4044
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Abstract: Papers relating to McLendon’s public service activities, especially his membership on the State Board of Higher Education, 1955- 1962, including his involvement in plans for Continue reading Lennox Polk McLendon papers, 1792; 1813; 1875-1968.

Michael Ferrall papers, 1818-1960.

Creator: Ferrall, Michael, b. 1811.
Collection number: 3880
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Abstract: General commission merchant of Halifax, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., during the mid-19th century. Included are four account books, 1845-1861, a lettercopy book, 1844-1861, and correspondence, 1830-1856, of Michael Ferrall documenting his Continue reading Michael Ferrall papers, 1818-1960.