Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Civil War in North Carolina-- Part 2: Several Legends As to ow the Name "Tarheels" Came Into Being

There are several legends relating to the citizens of the land of tar, turpentine and pitch.  These have been major products of the state in the past (after all, with all those pine trees, you know).

One of these legends comes from the Civil War.

During one of the fiercest battles of the war, North Carolina troops felt they had been let down by another state's regiment.

Members of that other state's regiment taunted the Carolina boys, "Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys?"

The battle weary North Carolinians replied, "Not a bit.  Jeff Davis brought it all up."

And ....  --Old Secesh

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