1862 Recruiting Advertisement

RECRUITING! – Cumberland Plow Boys. According to a late act of Congress, the Company must be increased to 125. As all men between the ages of 18 and 35 are declared in the service, here is a good opportunity for 50 to volunteer in an old organized corps. Send your name and address to Col. John H. Cook, Fayetteville; Alex R. Smith, Esq., Kyle’s Landing; or myself at my father’s residence immediately, as I have to return to Camp at an early day. – CHARLES H. BLOCKER, Capt. Co. H, 24th Reg’t N.C.T., Recruiting Officer for the Co.

Shohola Train Wreck

While working on recompiling a roster of troops for our area, I came across some information that I had originially discovered back in the early 90s.  A good number of soldiers from Cumberland County had died in a train wreck at Shohola, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Ploughboys.org Website Launch

Welcome to the Ploughboys.org website!  We are starting out with the bare bones, but we hope to add in news about our current activities, information on our ancestors, information on the original Cumberland Plough Boys, information on all the units from Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, and Harnett counties, and a special section on graveyards.   This is not a quick venture, but will be a process that will take many months of hard work.  Our primary purpose is to honor the men who so bravely served the Confederate States of America.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to cumberlandploughboys@rocketmail.com