Creator: Howell, Robert Philip, 1840-1916.
Collection number: 1959-z
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Abstract: Memoirs of Howell of Goldsboro, N.C., relating to his education at Trinity College, Randolph County, N.C. (later Duke University), and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Class of 1860); his service in the 27th Regiment, North Carolina Troops (“Goldsboro Rifles”), C.S.A., in Virginia and North Carolina; his attempts to make a living after the war; Reconstruction in North Carolina and Mississippi, including Klan activities in Mississippi and Nathan Bedford Forrest’s involvement; his social life; and other experiences. Persons mentioned include Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, L. C. Benbury, Col. John R. Cooke, Braxton Craven, Col. Joel R. Griffin, Nathan Bedford Forrest, William Woods Holden, and Thomas Kennedy.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: This single volume of memoirs includes discussions of the behavior of emancipated North Carolina slaves, the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi, and elderly African Americans in North Carolina. Typed transcript only.