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    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • 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...
    • Woodrow Wilson

    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Presidents--United States
    • Woodrow Wilson riding with his 2nd wife in an automobile Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. He lived in Wilmington from 1874 to 1882 when his father, Joseph R. Wilson, was the...
    • Curtis Brown

    • Astronauts--United States; Retired military personnel; United States. Air Force--Airmen
    • Color photograph of Curtis Brown in astronaut uniform. Curtis L. Brown (1956- ) was born in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, NC. He served as a pilot and mission commander on over six NASA space flights. He was also inducted into the U.S. Astronaut...
    • Joseph E. Nealey

    • Wilmington National Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army
    • Joseph E. Nealey with the family dog in the backyard. Joseph E. Nealey (1917-1945) was the son of William and Mary Nealey. He died in Italy just before the end of World War II. In 1949, the United States government brought his body home. He is...
    • Portrait of George Davis (1820-1896).

    • George Davis, Portrait
    • The Honorable George Davis of Wilmington, was a distinguished lawyer and Attorney-General of the Confederate States of America. Inscription on slab: "George Davis, born March 15th 1820; died February 23, 1896. "Statesman, yet friend to truth and...
    • 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 D. Williams

    • United States. Navy; Admirals--United States
    • Head shot of (then) Rear Admiral James D. Williams. Vice Admiral James Dale Williams (1935- )was born in Lumberton, NC. He went to New Hanover High School, where he was the quarterback for the football team between Sonny Jurgensen and Roman...
    • William D. McCann

    • United States. Navy; San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Black and white head shot of Mr. McCann in U. S. Navy uniform used in online obituary. William D. McCann (1932-2013) was born in San Francisco, CA, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. In 1974 he...
    • Captain William Herbert Bixby

    • Bixby, William Herbert, 1849-1928; New Hanover County Public Library (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
    • Photograph of William Herbert Bixby. William Herbert Bixby was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1849. He was the first District Engineer in Wilmington, NC, a post he held from 1884-1891. As District Engineer, Bixby supervised all river and...
    • Alton Asa Lennon

    • Lennon, Alton, 1906-1986; Legislators--United States
    • Alton Asa Lennon standing in downtown Wilmington at the corner of Front and Princess streets. Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School, where he was a star football player, and...
    • Ernie W. Allen

    • United States. Army; Columbus County (N.C.)
    • Head shot of Ernie Allen. The back of the photo is labeled, "To Junior Allen from Ernie Allen." Junior refers to Leo Allen, Jr. Ernie Will Allen (1945-1969) was born in Columbus County, NC. He was a cook in Germany in the United States Army. He...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • 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...
    • Fort Caswell Summer Encampment

    • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Wilmington Light Infantry summer encampment at Ft. Caswell, NC around 1911. From left to right: Jim Holmes, George Lynch, Edward Z. King (1892-1978), David Loming, Jim Wilson, Pinky Turner. The Wilmington Light Infantry was a local militia unit...

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