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Civil War (1861-1865)
Avery, Clark Moulton
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Clark Moulton Avery, Confederate officer, was the second child of Isaac Thomas and Harriet Erwin Avery of Burke County. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1839 with a B.A. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Isaac Erwin
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Isaac Erwin Avery, Confederate officer, fourth son of Isaac Thomas and Harriet Erwin Avery, was born at Swan Ponds in Burke County. He grew up on the family plantation and entered The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, William Waightstill
by Watson, Elgiva D. William Waightstill Avery, Confederate congressman and army officer, was born at Swan Ponds, his father's plantation in Burke County. He was the oldest son of Isaac Thomas Avery, planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Willoughby Francis
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Avery, Willoughby Francis by Isaac Thomas Avery, Jr., 1979 7 May 1843–24 Nov. 1876 Willoughby Francis Avery, journalist, was born at Swan Ponds, Burke County, the youngest of the sixteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avirett, James Battle
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. James Battle Avirett, Episcopal priest, author, and Confederate chaplain, the son of Serena Thomas and John Alfred Averitt, was born on the Averitt plantation near New River Chapel and the present [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, James McNair
by Jones, Mrs. A. Waldo. James McNair Baker, Confederate senator, circuit judge, and justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, was born in Robeson County, the tenth and youngest child of Archibald (1769–1842) and Catherine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ballad of Tom Dooley
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Thomas C. Dula was born in Wilkes County on 20 June 1844, the son of Mary Dula. In 1862 he enlisted in the 42nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, as a private. Dula was captured at Kinston and was a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bank of Cape Fear
by Steelman, Bennett L. The Bank of Cape Fear was the first private state bank chartered in North Carolina and one of the state's largest banks until the Civil War. Created by an act of the General Assembly in 1804, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barry, John Decatur
by Branch, Paul. John Decatur Barry, Confederate officer and newspaper editor, was born at Wilmington, the son of John A. Barry, a native of Philadelphia, who was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and, later in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baseball
by Sumner, Jim L. Baseball has been popular in North Carolina since the late nineteenth century. Baseball's antecedent, rounders, was widely played in antebellum North Carolina. Modern baseball was apparently [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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