Thursday, February 12, 2009

Edgecombe County Memorial Library - North Carolina

This collection is small in comparison to others I have talked about but has some real interesting items available for viewing for free. Two caught my eye in particular. The first is Rev. Brown's 1913 Gettysburg Scrapbook taken on a trip to visit the battlefield. These photos are from a Confederate veterans point view of famous battle sites. The scrapbook includes captions and description by Brown as well as photos of markers for various regiments. This site also include a rare photo of African-American Veterans - members of the US Colored Troops who attended this reunion. The second one that caught my eye is the United Daughters of the Confederacy scrapbook from 1907 - 1968. This scrapbook contains newspaper articles, photographs and various other materials collected by the chapter. In addition to the two I mentioned above, there are several family collections including: John Lawrence Wiggins family; Solomon Nettles family; and the genealogy pages from the Bridgers' Bible.

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