Monday, September 23, 2013

NC's Col. Collett Leventhorpe-- Part 5

Continued from September 6th. //// After his release, he resigned his commission and took command of a NC Home Guard brigade that hunted down Confederate deserters. He was later commissioned brigadier general of state troops and defended the Roanoke River, Fort Branch and the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad. //// He defended Raleigh and surrendered at Greensboro. //// The 11th NC's flag that they had at the Battle of gettysburg is on display at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. This flag was in bad shape, but was conserved with money raised by the 1st NC Volunteers/11th NC Regiment. //// This organization is now raising funds to conserve Col. Leventhorpe's frock coat that he wore at Gettsburg when he was wounded. //// Quite the Leader. --Old secesh

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