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In 19th-century armies, disease often claimed more casualties than the battlefield. Johnston uses the Fifteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, which was the Provost Guard in New Bern in 1864, to show how disease can decimate a military unit. In this instance a rare outbreak of yellow fever killed 60 members of the regiment. In all, 303 Union soldiers died; the Fifteenth Connecticut accounted for 20 percent of them.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p6-9, il, f
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34636
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This article addresses excerpts of an oral history with Issac Taylor taken in 1937. At the time, Taylor was the last living soldier in Onslow County. Taylor recalls being brought up by a slave after his mother left. During his childhood, Taylor attended school while working on his family farm. In 1862, Taylor volunteered for the Confederacy and enlisted with the 19th Regiment. Taylor fought at the battles of New Bern and Gettysburg. Taylor was captured in April 1865 and spent three months in a prisoner of war camp. Following the war, Taylor returned to Onslow County and started a family.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p22-28, il, por
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34635
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter CHILULA was stationed in Morehead City, NC for 35 years, serving between 1956 and 1991. CHILULA was built in 1945 as a Navajo-class tug for use in the U.S. Navy. Decommissioned in 1947, the tug was towed to Morehead City a decade later for use in the U.S. Coast Guard. The author served on board as a Quartermaster and recalls the juxtaposition between life on board and his liberty time in Morehead City. The vessel participated in both search and rescue activities and conducted narcotics patrols in southern waters. USCGC CHILULA was retired from service in June, 1991 and intentionally sunk.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p14-19, il, por
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34634
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During the Second World War, the U.S. Army opened a Glider Pilot training program in Laurinburg-Maxton airport in Maxton, North Carolina. Holt was a program participant and trained as a CG-4A glider pilot and C-47 co-pilot. During the war, Holt served with the American invasion force at Wesel, Germany.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p9-11, il, por
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34637
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Inspired by Isaac Taylor’s service, this article addresses the history of Company K of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry. Company K formed in 1861, when it moved to Granville County for incorporation into the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry and formal training. In December, the regiment was assigned to the District of the Pamlico, with winter quarters erected at New Bern. Following the loss of the camp at the associated battle, the regiment retreated and engaged in skirmishes at various locations throughout the state. In August, 1862, the company was sent to picket the Roanoke River. The following fall, the regiment joined the Army of Northern Virginian and fought at Fredericksburg and, later, Gettysburg. In 1864, the Company participated in the siege of Petersburg which lasted until April 1865.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p28-31, il, por