Monday, February 11, 2013

Fayetteville's Cape Fear Guards

From the May 27, 2012, Fayetteville (NC) Observer "150th Civil War Anniversary: May 1862 developments" where they go back over old newspapers.

MAY 19, 1962  Another Cumberland County (Fayetteville's county) company sent to Camp of Instruction in Raleigh.  Seventy-three men and ten officers in the "Cape Fear Guards" under the leadership of Capt. F.N. Roberts.  This is the 13th company from the county--1,700 men altogether.  (Cumberland County was definitely committed to the cause.

MAY 26, 1862  Communication from the Cape Fear Guards March from Fayetteville to Raleigh.  They marched through mud and rain and arrived on the first night at the home of James McKethan who opened his home and invited them to supper and breakfast.

Just a Little Story in the Bigger Picture.  --Old Secesh

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