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Chris Meekins's Blog – May 2011 Archive (1)

Finally found a group of possible living relatives of a USCT and GAR guy

I have been trying to find living people who had a USCT or African American soldier or sailor as an ancestor.  Doing reverse genealogy is not as easy as genealogy (genealogy goes from what you know backward to the next earlier generation - reverse genealogy takes a historical figure and tries to find kids, grand kids, etc.).

 

I have found a group of descendants for Riley G. Lee, Co. F, 35th USCT.

Riley G. Lee marries Sarah A. Harris circa…

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Added by Chris Meekins on May 5, 2011 at 3:39pm — 5 Comments

Books writtenby site members

Mike Zatarga's new book The Battle of Roanoke Island (top) is out from The History Press..The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

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Jim Gaddis has a new book out as well. Richard Gatlin and the Confederate Defense of Eastern North Carolina is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com as well as at a couple of bookstores in the Elizabeth City area:

Page After Page, Eliz. City, NC

Museum of the Albemarle

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Robert Smith's book The History of Fort Ocracoke in Pamlico Sound from The History Press is currently available as well. The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

It looks like there are a plenty of new reads for Civil War buffs in northeastern North Carolina!

 

From last summer

Lee Oxford's book is also for sale online,  in area bookstores, and at local museums

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