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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 09, 2016

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This view of the Railroad Cut through the bars of the bridge is one of my current favorites. Just look at the greenery . . . this is more how the battlefield would have appeared in July 1863, though perhaps a bit muddier considering the frequent showers that plagued the region. If you can suspend reality just a little bit and erase the bridge in your mind, you can picture soldiers in blue and gray contesting for this ground, grappling on the tracks.  


Co. E, 20TH North Carolina Infantry

Born 1835 --- Died July 03, 1863 at 28
Unlike many of his comrades, Pvt. Tew wasn’t killed during the ambush upon Iverson’s North Carolina brigade, instead dying two days later as a prisoner of war. He had enlisted in May 1861 and was married to Charity. They had one child, Sylvester, who was 4 when his father died, while another child, Ashley (some records list this child as a son, while others say it was a daughter with the middle name of Elizabeth) was born September 1863. Pvt. Tew was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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