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Grimes, Bryan. (1828-1880).Bryan Grimes was born at Grimesland, N.C. in 1828. He graduated from the University of N.C. in 1848, and was a member of the state convention of 1861 that adopted the ordinance of secession. He entered service for the Confederate army as a major in the Fourth N.C. Regiment. Grimes eventually rose to the rank of major general. He participated in battles at Seven Pines, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. He was at Appomattox, Virginia when Robert E. Lee surrendered his army in 1865. Grimes was killed from ambush by an assassin while driving from Washington, N.C. to his nearby home on August 14, 1880. Neg. 86-476. Image from an ambrotype. Collection 7.

Harris, Henry Speck. (1837-1863).Henry Speck Harris was born at Bahama, N.C. on February 12, 1837, and died at the battle of Seven Pines (Virginia) on May 20, 1863. He was a member of the Flat River Guard (FRG on hat), and belonged to Company B, Sixth N.C. Regiment. Neg. 100-54. Image from a tintype. Collection 9.

Hunt, Meshack F. (1840?- ).Meshack F. Hunt was born in Rowan County, N.C. about 1840. He enlisted in Company E, Fifth N.C. Infantry Regiment on May 16, 1861 at Salisbury. He was promoted to first lieutenant on September 17. Hunt participated in battles at Seven Pines, South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. He was wounded during the last two battles. Hunt was paroled at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865. Neg. 86-474. Image from an ambrotype. Collection 7.

Lane, James Henry (1833-1907). James H. Lane was born at Matthews Court House, Virginia on July 28, 1833, and died on September 21, 1907 in Auburn, Alabama. He received degrees from Virginia Military Institute in 1854, and from the University of Virginia in 1857. He was teaching in North Carolina at the Charlotte Military Institute when the Civil War began. He joined the First North Carolina Volunteers with the rank of major, and in 1862 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Lane fought in the battles of Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Petersburg, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. He was part of Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. Lane was also at Appomattox Court House when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered on April 9, 1865. Neg. 89-18. Image from a tintype. Collection 9.

Ramseur, Stephen Dodson (1837-1864). Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina on May 31,1837. He attended Davidson College and graduated from West Point in 1860. He entered the Confederate Army as a captain in 1861, and the following year was elected colonel of the 49th North Carolina Regiment. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1862, and major general in 1864. Ramseur was wounded in battles at Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania. On October 19, 1864, at the battle of Cedar Creek, he received mortal injuries from which he died the following day. Neg. 101-46. Image from an albumen print. Collection FP2.

Ramseur, Stephen Dodson (1837-1864). Monument dedication to Stephen Dodson Ramseur at Cedar Creek Battlefield near Middletown, Virginia. Among those in attendance and pictured are Walter Clark, M.C.S. Noble, Julian S. Carr, and R.D.W. Connor. Neg. 101-65. Collection FP2.

Turner, Alfred.Alfred Turner was from River Hill (near Statesville), N.C. Neg. 84-244. Image from a tintype privately owned.

Williams, Daniel. (1838-1862). Daniel Williams was born near Willeyton in Gates County, N.C. on November 14, 1838. He moved further south (probably Alabama) in 1859 and worked as a teacher. When the Civil War started he joined an Alabama regiment. He was wounded at Shiloh and died in a St. Louis hospital in 1862. Neg. 88-6. Image from an ambrotype privately owned.