Monday, January 13, 2014

Yankees in Mount Olive-- Part 2

Continued from January 9th. //// L.W. Kornegay was station manager (Wilmington & Weldon Railroad) and owned a tract of land between what is today Mount Olive College and downtown. The cavalry encamped on his land in the area from Church Street westward to the present Mount Olive Jr. High School to the farm owned by Marie Lewis and the southeast corner of the Mount Olive campus. //// Several Union officers made their headquarters at the Robert Williams House (now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Williams). A hospital tent was located on the lot owned by Mrs. Rodney Southerland at the intersection of West John Street and North Martin Street. Several Yankees died and are buried in Maple Grove Cemtery. //// --Old Secesh

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