Corporal Hosea Horne of the Wilmington Horse Artillery.
Hosea Horne enlisted in the Confederate army in New Hanover County, NC in 1862. He became a corporal in Captain Thomas Southerland's Wilmington Horse Artillery, 1st North Carolina Artillery, under Hoke's command. His brother, Jacob, joined a Union army outfit late November the following year. According to family tradition, Jacob and Hosea fought against each other during the Wilmington Campaign, both stopping by at different times to visit their mother, Katherine Lanier Horne, at the family home site on Federal Point Road. The story was also reported by a war correspondent with the Philadelphia Inquirer, who witnessed the union soldier's asking for permission to visit his mother.
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography.
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