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  • 1. War Comes to Qualla by Hartung, A. Bruce
     
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    Born in 1805, William H. Thomas was a key figure in preserving lands for the Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. The main locus of the tribe was called the Qualla. Thomas worked for the state senate from 1848 until 1861, when he resigned to work for the Confederacy. In 1862, Colonel Thomas recruited over 2,800 men, 400 of them Cherokee, to be a part of his Thomas Legion, which he commanded throughout the war. Due to their skill in the woods, the Cherokees were especially good at tracking down Yankees, who were trying to hide. After the war ended, several Cherokee soldiers were captured by the Union and contracted smallpox. In the spring of 1866, after some of the captives returned home, the disease spread through the Cherokee community. Despite the efforts of a doctor Colonel Thomas brought in to treat the Indians, more than one hundred Indians died.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 12, May 1983, p19-02, 62, por  (Periodical website)
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  • 2. Preview of the Atom by Jeter, Frank
     
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    On the night of July 16, 1945, reporter Luther M. Gideon, Jr., was working in the newsroom of the Greensboro Daily News. Despite the recent surrender of Germany, bulletins were still being sent from the Associated Press, United Press, and International News Service concerning the war. Around 2 a.m., a bulletin came across the wires reporting that a major explosion had occurred at a military base in New Mexico. Gideon “killed” a section of page one and put a story about the bulletin on the front page. Over the next few weeks, nothing more regarding the explosion came across the wires. It wasn't until several months later, when President Truman announced that a “powerful bomb” had been dropped on Japan, that North Carolina readers realized the New Mexico explosion was an atom bomb test.
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    8639
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