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Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016

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The David Wills house had already seen half a century at the time of President Lincoln’s visit, making it currently about two hundred years old. Thanks to the terrific work accomplished by relatively recent renovations, one could never tell its age. The side of the house, on York Street, is perhaps seen less in photographs than the front, which opens onto Lincoln Square and boasts a double statue of Abraham Lincoln and a modern visitor. The bronze plaque seen here to the left of the door includes Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and a raised bust of the president.


Co. D, 47TH North Carolina Infantry

Died July 01, 1863

Pvt. Norwood enlisted in March 1862. He was married to Emily and had a son Joseph (age 6 at William’s death) and two daughters, Madora (age 4) and Mary (age 1). Little is known of his life.

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