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for The State Vol. 7 Issue 47, Apr 1940
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Flat River Primitive Baptist Church near Roxboro in Person County is one of the oldest churches in North Carolina as it has been in steady use for almost two centuries. Built around 1753, the church contains a fireplace and shed where slaves could hear the gospel. The church has also served as a meeting house, and church records have kept up with generations of attendance.
There are not many Confederate soldiers alive today, but Rev. Furney A. Prevatt, who lives in Robeson County and was a member of the 18th Regiment N.C.T., remembers being at Chancellorsville with Jackson and at Gettysburg with Lee. He was in Pickett's Charge on the third day of the Gettysburg fight, and was later captured at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House in May 1864.