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John Wilson Crowell, who was the great-grandfather of Laura Winslow, was born in Union County in 1819. He was the fourth of eleven children, and the father of seven. At the age of forty-three he joined the 37th Regiment North Carolina Troops. Campbell's article consists of Crowell's genealogy and a series of letters he wrote home from Virginia in 1863-1864. He was killed in the fighting at Fussell's Mill, Virginia, August 18, 1864.
Campbell had two great-grandfathers who fought in the Civil War and that his wife Peggy also had a great-grandfather, William Jesse Beach, who fought. Campbell recounts the story of Beach who was born in Martin County, joined the 1st Regiment North Carolina Infantry, and was killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.