North Carolina

The Gragg House

According to local memory the Gragg House was constructed some time in the mid-19th Century by Burton and Finley Gragg. The house is notable architecturally for its design, as evidenced in A Guide to the Historic Architecture of North Carolina:

"The carefully hewn timbers are of exceptional width and joined tightly with full-dovetailed corner notches so that daubing was unnecessary." (218)

Snapshot: Fleetwood School

From an unlabeled newsclipping:

FLEETWOOD HIGH SCHOOL HAD MANY OUTSTANDING GRADUATING CLASSES. Here is the group which graduated in 1921, the members of which many people will know: left to right, Raymond Luther, Earl Johnston and James O. Goodman, teacher; both now deceased. Athel Phillips, Wick Vannoy, Inez Howell, Ethel Moretz, Eugenia Johnston, Ruth Moretz, Hazel Phillips, Mable Blackburn, Lucy Greene, Mae Miller and Gaynell Phillips.

"I have this day agreed to go to the army..."

These letters confirm Private Richmond Hayes' hiring of a replacement to serve in Company E of the 58th North Carolina Regiment of Infantry. They acknowledge Hayes' promise to pay sixteen hundred dollars to Harrison Edmindston to serve in his stead. Edminston paid dearly for his gamble, as recorded in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865:

"Edminston, William H., Private

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