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    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • Street containing adult enterprises

    • bars, tattoo, parlors, adult, entertainment, buses, Camp Lejeune, servicemen
    • Tours of high crime areas and adult establishments on Court Street in Jacksonville, N.C. became part of the marines indoctrination briefings. Escorted by Jacksonville police and Onslow sheriff's officers, the military tourists were shown dark...
    • Major William Arthur Snow

    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Military photograph of Major William Arthur Snow in uniform. William Arthur Snow (1894-1940) was born in New York and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and M.I.T. A decorated veteran of World War I, he served with the 2nd...
    • Anthony Moran

    • Purple Heart; Pender County (N.C.); African American veterans
    • Corporal Anthony Moran outside. Corporal Anthony Moran from Pender County, NC, was awarded a Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces wounded...
    • James Albert Loughlin

    • Civil Engineers; Southport (N.C.)
    • Photograph of James Albert Loughlin, 16 years old, in his Old Point Comfort Military Academy, VA, uniform. James Albert Loughlin (1890-1967) was born in Warrenton, NC, but his family moved to the Southport area while he was in military school in...
    • Colonel Doz Packett

    • Fort Bragg Military Installation (N.C.)
    • Colonel Doz Packett, commander of 229th Aviation, Fort Bragg, NC, visitng Sunny Point, NC. Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport is the largest ammunition port in the nation. It is the Army's primary east coast deep-water port, run by...
    • Edna Nealey Allen and son Robert Allen

    • Military service; Tabor City (N.C.)
    • Edna Nealey Allen, probably age 17, and her first son Robert. Edna Nealey Allen (1914-1985) was the daughter of William and Mary Nealey. She was married at age 15 to Leo Allen, Sr.; and lived in Tabor City, NC. Edna and Leo had four sons and two...
    • Daniel D. Cameron

    • City council members; Businessmen; World War, 1939-1945
    • Photograph of Daniel D. Cameron. Daniel D. Cameron (1921-2005) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is a graduate of New Hanover High School and attended the Virginia Military Institute, graduating as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1942. Cameron...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Books for Servicemen and Servicewomen

    • Reading, military, packages, New Hanover County, North Carolina
    • Caroleen Hall packs paperback books into cardboard boxes to be weighed before they are shipped to service men and servicewomen overseas. She is an employee of Cape Fear Bonded Warehouse, where the books are being packed.
    • Lazarus-Hill-Divine House

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    • Federal style house built for Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), wealthy merchant and influential citizen. Purchased 1854 by Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC senator. Remodeled in Greek Revival and Italianate styles with entrance...
    • Preston Louis Bridgers

    • Commercial agents; Consuls
    • Portrait of Preston Louis Bridgers. Preston Bridgers (1856-1902) was born in Tarboro, NC, the son of Colonel Robert Rufus Bridgers. Bridgers came to Wilmington, NC with his family at a young age and was educated in both public and private schools...
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...

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