Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
Memories of the Civil War, 1860-1865, as Told by Addison P. Whitford to His Grandson Larry A. Whitford, 1910-1940
His memories lasted for the war’s duration, from his enlistment at 17 to release from service in July 1865. His military service included the Battle of New Bern (1862); encampment at Goldsboro; imprisonments at Fort Delaware and Point Lookout. Alluded was how religion and humor helped to soften the otherwise hard experience of combat. Harshness not hinted were the economic fallout of Reconstruction for the South and life on his family’s plantation.