Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Mandy Coverson Location: 103 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Location of Birth: Union County NC Age: 78 Ex-Slave Story An interview with Mandy Coverson, 78, of 103 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh. I wuz borned in Union County to Sarah an’ Henderson Tomberlin. My mother belonged to Mr. Moses
Waxhaw Tribe: Meaning unknown. Also called: Flatheads, a name given to this tribe and others of the Catawba connection owing to their custom of deforming the head. Waxhaw Connection. Nothing of their language has been preserved, but circumstantial evidence points to a close relationship between the Waxhaw and the Catawba and hence to membership in
Seaman 2nd Class, U. S. Navy; of Union County; son of W. S. and Ella Lee Entered service June 14, 1918, at Monroe, N.C. Sent to Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to rank of Seaman 2nd Class when enlisted. Mustered out at Camp Hampton Roads, Va., Dec. 1, 1918.
1st Class Private, 324th Regt., 81st Div., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stroud. Entered the service May 25, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Fought on Meuse-Argonne Front. Returned
2nd Lt., Inf., Co. F, 3rd Pioneer Regt.; of Union County; son of R. and Mrs. Mary Redfearn. Entered service Aug. 27, 1917, at Monroe, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Ft. McIntosh, Texas, then to Camp Wadsworth. Sailed for France Aug. 30, 1918. Comm. 2nd Lt. Nov. 27, 1917. Fought at Meuse-Argonne
Sergt. 1st Class, F. A. C. O. T. S., 41st Battery; of Union County; son of J. M., Sr., and Caroline Morrow. Entered service August 4, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., from there to Kelly Field, Texas, then to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Dec. 24, 1917.
Private, Med. Corps, 81st Div., 306th Regt., Amntn. Tr. Born in Union County; son of A. M. and Mrs. Sally Newsome. Husband of Mrs. Jennie W. Newsome. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Marshville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA
Private, Btry. F, 9th F. A. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCollum. Entered the service Aug. 27, 1918, at Monroe, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hill, Va. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Dec. 7, 1918.
Private, Co. D, 30th Div., 113th M. G. Regt. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCollum. Entered the service at Monroe, N.C., Sept. 8, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson and from there to Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Was in all battles
Private, Pioneer, Inf., Co. C, 56th Regt.; of Union County; son of S. B. and Hattie Hart. Entered service Aug. 8, 1918, at Monroe, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France, Sept. 4, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, then with Army of Occupation from Dec., 1918, to May, 1919. Returned to