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A look at the life of David Fanning, infamous and successful guerrilla leader during the Revolutionary War, and part of the loyalist diaspora that helped settle New Brunswick and Nova Scotia among other places.
This article looks at the life of Bladen County resident John Legett, as a loyalist in exile in Nova Scotia between 1783 and 1812. During the Revolutionary War, Legett led one of the few loyalist brigades in the South. After the war, some loyalists were given free land grants in Nova Scotia by the British government. Legett and his followers were given County Harbour in Nova Scotia, where Legett persevered over the many hardships that occurred to him in an effort to build a new life and properly discharge his duties as magistrate.
In 1870, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered Wyatt Outlaw, an African-American town commissioner in Alamance County. The incident eventually led to the impeachment of Govern William Woods Holden over his handling of the situation. Outlaw was allegedly the son of a slave woman and Chesley Farrar Faucett, a rich white landowner. Outlaw was also a skilled craftsman, respected leader of the local community, a Union veteran and a politician. His murder was seen as a large setback for Reconstruction in North Carolina.