I am attaching an interesting article that ran in the Sampson Independent about Sherman’s Army coming through Fayetteville, Blockersville (now Stedman), and parts east of Cumberland County, and into Autryville and Sampson County.
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.
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
Here’s an interesting article on the highest ranking Confederate Officer from the area.