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9159
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The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was a crucial part of the Confederate supply line for Richmond. In July, Union forces focused their attention on severing the railroad bridge at Weldon. Led by General Matt W. Ransom, 200 Confederates held off Union Colonel Samuel P. Spears and his 2,000 men at the bridge. Having been surprised while swimming, many Confederate soldiers fought the battle without clothes.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 10, Mar 1981, p14-16, il, por, map
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22702
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Although typically described as remote and isolated from national trends in developments in politics, economics, and social trends, there were places within the post-bellum South that were connected and influenced by larger centers of news and power. For example, Weldon, North Carolina became not only an important regional center for industry and commerce, but also a place to taken in broader cultural and economic trends of the late-nineteenth century, often spurred by the success of railroads.
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36988
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One of the two standing antebellum depots in North Carolina becomes part of history in the making as a site for weddings and transportation museum opened year around. Its architectural history is still in view in parts of the original structure intact, such as its doors and ceiling beams. Ways it has played a part of the state’s history was Confederate headquarters and stop on the Wilmington to Weldon railroad line.