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for Recall Vol. 19 Issue 1, Spr 2013
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On December 8, 2012, the people of Monroe, at the encouragement of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Society of the Order of the Confederate Rose, erected a monument in front of the Union County Courthouse honoring ten Confederate soldiers--all African American. Northrop highlights other black soldiers who served in the Confederate army as well as Northern professors, teachers, and bloggers who deny this really was true.
The group known as the \"founding fathers\" of the United States came from all thirteen colonies. Winstead recounts the life of one of them--Cornelius Harnett, Jr.--who is all but unknown to North Carolinians today but who deserves to be counted among them. \"He was neither a signer of the Declaration of Independence or a framer of the Constitution, but instead was one of those who aided the cause to resist the efforts of the British Government.\"
The Southern campaign of the American Revolution came to a climax in Guilford County on March 15, 1781. Some 4,000 Americans, under the command of Nathanael Greene, waited as Lord Cornwallis approached from the west. Kieron recounts the events of the battle.