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Biography of General Daniel Morgan

General Daniel Morgan was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1737, and moved to Virginia in 1755. He was a private soldier under General Braddock, and after the defeat of that officer returned to his occupation of a farmer and a wagoner. When the war of the...

Biography of General William Lenoir

General William Lenoir was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, on the 20th of May, 1751. He was of French (Huguenot) descent, and the youngest of a family of ten children. When he was about eight years old his father removed to a place near Tarboro, N.C., where he...

Biography of Colonel Charles McDowell

Colonel Charles McDowell and his brothers, Joseph and William, were sons of Joseph McDowell and Margaret O’Neal, who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Winchester, Va. Here, Charles and Joseph were born, the former in 1743. Soon afterward, Joseph McDowell,...

Biography of Colonel John Sevier

Colonel John Sevier was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, in 1734. His father descended from an ancient family in France, the name being originally spelled Xavier. About 1769 young Sevier joined an exploring and emigrating party to the Holston river, in East...

Biography of Colonel Benjamin Cleveland

Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland, one of the distinguished heroes of King’s Mountain, and in honor of whom Cleaveland county is named, lived and died in Wilkes county at a good old age. In 1775 he first entered the service as Ensign in the second regiment of troops,...

Alexander L. Shuping

Wagoner, C. A. C., Btry. C, 61st Regt.; of Burke County; son of J. A. and Mamie Lane Shuping. Entered service April 19, 1917, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner July, 1918. Returned to USA Feb. 17, 1919, at...

Claude M. Sides

R. O. 1st Class (Navy); of Burke County; son of J. M. and Mrs. Ida Sides. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Sylva Sides. Entered service July 7, 1915, at Richmond, Va. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. Wyoming, then to U. S. S. Jason. Sailed for Brest, France,...

R. H. Powell

Private, 1st Regt., F. A. Born in Burke County, 1890; son of S. J. and Mrs. Mittie Powell; husband of Mrs. Cordia Powell. Entered service August, 1918, at Valdese, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Dec. 14, 1918.

Charles Wiseman

Private, Heavy Artly., Btry. C, 1st Regt., F. A. R. D. Born in Burke County, N.C., April 22, 1897; son of C. W. and Mrs. M. L. Wiseman. Entered the service at Carthage, N.C., Aug. 22, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson,...
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