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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

A Political General: The Defender of New Bern

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Major General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch, was one of the South’s most promising military and potential political leaders. As the Civil War progressed, Confederate forces suffered a shortage of officers and Branch was given command of a North Carolina brigade comprising five regiments. After the Battle of New Bern and numerous skirmishes, Branch was killed on the battlefield of Sharpsburg.