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Forgotten Hero

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Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on 14 February 1819, James Green Martin began his life as the eldest son of a physician, farmer, and shipbuilder. Entering West Point in 1836, Martin graduated four years later and began serving his nation. Participating in border skirmishes with the British on Canadian soil, Martin was soon transferred to Mexico, where he fought in many major engagements before losing his arm at the Battle of Churubusco, 20 August 1847. Serving as quartermaster during the Utah Expedition, Martin returned to military service upon onset of the Civil War. Appointed General in Chief of all of the forces in North Carolina, Martin produced 72 regiments within the state, over the duration of the war, and found means to furnish weapons, clothing, horses, and supplies, for each of these men, crediting North Carolina with providing the most amounts of troops for the Confederacy during the Rebellion. \r\n
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 31 Issue 10, Oct 1963, p10, 18, por