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for The State Vol. 37 Issue 17, Feb 1970
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Western North Carolinians, listening to the fury of public argument over the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, hear distinct echoes of a similar, equally heated controversy that swirled up from the recesses of mountainous Madison County in 1863. In Madison County's Shelton Laurel 13 civilians, kneeling alongside Shelton Laurel creek, were shot by a Confederate firing squad commanded by Lt. Col. James A. Keith for suspicion of burglary and pillaging a Confederate depot at Marshall, the county seat.
Goldsboro, North Carolina was home to a locomotive manufacturing firm from the 1890s into the 1920s. The company, still active today as a foundry and steel fabricator, is Dewey Brothers and its locomotive building days spanned a period of approximately 30 years. Loggers, quarry operators, and other users of small locomotives relied on the Dewey engines, available in either standard or narrow gauge, not so much for railroad use as for operation on private tracks where duty was lighter and track more flimsy and uneven.