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Old 08-17-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Does anyone know if there was any activity in the Granville County area during the Civil War? I know there were no battles here, but what about encampments or marching routes (maybe out of Durham after the surrender at Bennett Place).

Someone told a story about his grandfather sitting on a stone wall on Williamsboro St near Military St watching soldiers march through Oxford.

If soldiers marched from Durham through Oxford, it would makes sense for them to make camp along the Tar River somewhere.

Anybody have any info?
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Sorry, I do not know anything about the Civil War activities in Granville County, but do you think it would be okay if we used this thread to stage yet another brawl over States Rights and who caused the Civil War? Its sort of a tradition on this board with Civil War threads.


Actually.....there is a Granville County History Museum, which used to be the jailhouse, and if anyone would know the regional history, it should be someone there.

Here is their website:
Granville County Historical Society Museums (919) 693-9706 History Museum

Here is their e-mail address.
pam@granvillemuseumnc.org
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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Pinebarren, please do bear in mind that Grandstander isn't singling you out. We have seen so many threads go sound on the ACW that we have reached a point where we just expect that, no matter how innocent the basic topic is. He is being dryly humorous, that's all, and inviting you along for it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Sorry, I do not know anything about the Civil War activities in Granville County, but do you think it would be okay if we used this thread to stage yet another brawl over States Rights and who caused the Civil War? Its sort of a tradition on this board with Civil War threads.


Actually.....there is a Granville County History Museum, which used to be the jailhouse, and if anyone would know the regional history, it should be someone there.

Here is their website:
Granville County Historical Society Museums (919) 693-9706 History Museum

Here is their e-mail address.
pam@granvillemuseumnc.org

Thanks for the links. And sense this is my thread, no brawls, just info!
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Thanks for the links. And sense this is my thread, no brawls, just info!
You are welcome






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Old 08-18-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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According to "Granville County, North Carolina: Looking Back" by Lewis Bowling, nothing happened battle wise in the area.

Granville County, North Carolina ... - Google Books
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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According to "Granville County, North Carolina: Looking Back" by Lewis Bowling, nothing happened battle wise in the area.

Granville County, North Carolina ... - Google Books

I wonder if any soldiers marched through or camped somewhere close. Ive got to head to the Granville County museum and library. There were several regiments from here:

"The Granville Grays," 2nd Company D, 12th Regiment N.C. Troops (2nd Regiment N.C. Volunteers)
"The Granville Rangers," Company G, 30th Regiment N.C. Troops
"The Granville Regulators," Company A, 44th Regiment N.C. Troops
"The Granville Rifles," Company G, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C. Troops)
"The Granville Stars," Company I, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C. Troops)
"The Granville Targeteers," Company E, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C. Troops)


I believe they were all from Granville County, maybe they trained around here somewhere.
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