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Chronicles of the Cape Fear River (Brunswick, New Hanover, Duplin and Perder)





Besides giving a historical background of the Cape Fear area, it has a a great deal of information on the Blockade Runners during the Civil War. It has 611 pages with an 11 page index.

Table of Contents


Origin of Cape Fear; ---Sources and Tributaries ---Cape Fear ---Indiana Archaeology of New Hanover Indian Mounds ---The Indians of the Lower Cape Fear ---First Attempted Settlement Charlestown ---Report of Commissioners to Explore ---Sandfords Account of Conditions at Charlestown ---The End of Charlestown ---The Pirates .


Brunswick A Visit to the Cape Fear, ---1734 Erection of Wilmington ---Decay of Brunswick Spanish Invasion, 1747 ---Colonial Plantations ---Social Conditions ---Colonial Orton ---Libraries on the Cape Fear ---The Provincial Port of Brunswick---The Stamp Act on the Cape Fear Russellborough


The Institution of the Revolutionary Government ---Proceedings of the Committee of Safety ---Colonial Officers Whigsand Tories ---The Battle of Elizabethtown ---Flora Macdonald--- Major Jack Walker


The First Steamboat--- The Disastrous Year of 1819 ---Negro Insurrection ---Plantations on the Northeast--- Old St. James ---First Cape Fear River Improvements ---Railroads, First Project --First Declaration of a State Policy ---Origin of the Railroad Project ---The Wilmington and Weldon R. R. ---The Longest Railroad In the World ---The Development of the Railroad ---Wilmingtons Commerce ---Public Spirit--- Activities on the River, 1850 1860, ---Coal Forgotten ---Aids to Navigation Fayetteville


Visits of Presidents before the War---Washington, Monroe, Polk, Fillmore ---Visits of Henry Clay --Daniel Webster --Edward Everett --Reception of Remains of Calhoun --General McKay Wilkings and Planner Duel Old School Bays Governor Dudley-- Colonel Burr --The Thaliane Odd Characters Joe Jefferson


On the Eve of Secession--- George Davis ---Answer to Lincolns Call for Troops ---A Capture before the War ---Early War Times--- During the War ---The Blockade ---The Cruisers ---A Port of Refuge ---Changes During the War ---The Pestilence ---Mrs. DeRosset ---War Prices ---Record of the Officers ---The Roster of Camp Cape Fear U. C. V. ---Fort Fisher and Other Defenses ---Cape Fear Pilots


Financial Estimate of Blockade Running--- North Carolina Steamer--- Advance Captain Wilkinson Usina Taylor ---Rescue of Madame DeRosset ---Improved ships and Notable Commanders ---Famous Blockade Runners ---A Close Call ---The Kate ---The British Flag ---Closing Scenes ---The Confederate Navy ---Wilmington During the Blockade ---Lines to Mrs. Greenhow ---Capture of Wilmington


Resumption of Commerce ---Disastrous Fires ---Cuba Man of War Incident ---Federal Government Improvements, ---Upper Cape Fear Board of Commissioners of Navigation and Pilateage ---U. S. Revenue Cutter Service ---Cape Fear Life Saving Service ---Cape Fear Aids to Navigation ---Use of oil to Prevent Breaking Seas .---The Earthquake, 1886 ---Visit of the Cruiser Raleigh ---Visit of President Taft ---Boyhood of President Wilson ---Southport Port ---Caswell Coastal Canal Project ---Congressional Aid to River Improvement--- City and Port of Wilmington ---Cape Fear Newspapers ---The Bar The Public Buildings ---The Schools ---The Boys Brigade The Revolution of 1898 T---he Atlantic Coast Line ---The Seaboard Air Line ---Hugh MacRaes Projects ---Tide Water Power Co. The River Counties --The Growth of Wilmington Looking Forward.


Abel, Adams, Adkins, Ahrens, Alderman, Allan, Allen, Allison, Alsaps, Alston, Ancrum, Ancrums, Anderson, Angomar, Armfield, Armstrong, Arnold, Ashe, Ashland, Atkinson, Avery, Bache, Backus, Badham, Baer, Bagg, Bagley, Bahnson, Bailey, Baker, Bakers, Baldwin, Ballard, Barbarin, Barbot, Barbour, Baring, Barker, Barnes, Baronet, Barringer, Barry, Bartram, Bass, Bates, Battle, Baxley, Baxter, Beach, Beale, Bear, Beasley, Beatty, Beauregard, Beebe, Belden, Bell, Bellamy, Bellamys, Benjamin, Bennett, Bensel, Berkeley, Bernard, Berrien, Berry, Bethunes, Bettencourt, Bingham, Bishop, Black, Blackwell, Bladen, Blair, Blake, Blaney, Blanks, Bloodworth, Blossom, Boatwright, Bolles, Boney, Bonitz, Bonneau, Bonnet, Booker, Boone, Borden, Boston, Boudinot, Bowden, Boyd, Bradford, Bradley, Bragg, Bricknell, Bridge, Bridgers, Brinkman, Brinton, Broadfoot, Broadfoots, Brown, Brownlow, Browns, Bryan, Bryant, Bryce, Buckingham, Bulloch, Bunting, Burgwyn, Burke, Burns, Burr, Burrington, Burriss, Burroughs, Burruss, Bushnell, Butler, Butt, Buxton, Byrd, Cabell, Cabott, Calder, Calhoun, Calvin, Cameron, Camerons, Campbell, Campbells, Cannon, Cantwell, Capper, Capps, Carden, Carman, Carmichael, Carr, Carrie, Carrow, Carter, Caruthers, Casteen, Caswell, Cazaux, Chadbourn, Chadwick, Chalker, Chaplain, Chapman, Cherry, Chestnutt, Childs, Choate, Churchill, Clark, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cleary, Cobb, Cochran, Cochrane, Cochrans, Coffin, Coghlan, Colleton, Collier, Colquitt, Colston, Colville, Condor, Cook, Cooke, Copes, Corbett, Cornehison, Cornehlson, Cornish, Corwin, Costen, Costin, Council, Coven, Coville, Cowan, Cowley, Cox, Craig, Craighill, Crapon, Crenshaw, Crocher, Cromarties, Cromwell, Crossan, Crow, Cumming, Curds, Curries, Curtis, Curtises, Cushing, Cuthbert, Cutlar, Cutler, Cutts, Dall, Dalrymple, Dalziel, iiDaniels, Darden, Daves, Davis, Davises, Dawson, DeBry, Dee, Deems, DeLeon, Denson, DeRosset, DEROSSETT, Devane, Dickey, Dickinson, Dickson, Divine, Dix, Dixon, Dobbins, Dobbs, Dodge, Don, Dorsey, Dortch, Dosher, Dowdy, Drane, Dry, DuBois, Dudley, Dupre, Dushan, Dyer, Eagles, Early, Eccles, Edwards, Eilers, Ellerbrook, Ellinwood, Elliott, Ellis, Emmett, Emmons, Empie, Engelhard, England, Ennet, Erambert, Eton, Eustace, Evans, Everett, Everitts, Ewell, FABIAN, Fairley, Fanning, Farrior, Farris, Farrow, Fennel, Fennell, Fergus, Ferris, FILLMORE, Fillyaw, Fisher, Flagler, Flanner, Flavell, Fleming, Forbes, Ford, Forrest, Fosgate, Foster, Fowler, Frankland, Freeman, Fremont, French, Freshwater, Frinks, Fuller, Fullers, Fulton, Gafford, Gaither, Gale, Galloway, Galloways, Ganzer, Gardner, Garrason, Garrell, Gaston, Geer, Gianople, Gibbs, Gieschen, Gilbert, GILES, Gillaspies, Gillett, Gillmores, Gilpin, Given, GLENN, Godfrey, Godwin, Goethals, Goldsborough, Gonverneur, Goodman, Goodwin, Gordon, Gore, Gorgas, Gracie, Graham, Grahame, Grainger, Grange, Granger, Granges, Grant, Gray, Green, Greene, Greenhow, Gregg, Grenville, Grey, Grier, Griffith, Grimes, Grinnell, Grissom, Gross, Groves, Guthrie, Gwyn, Haar, Hadley, Hagood, Haighs, Hale, Hales, Hall, Halling, Halls, Halpin, Halsey, Halton, Hamilton, Hamme, Hammer, Hampton, Hanby, Hancock, Handy, Hankins, Hanrahan, Hapold, Hardee, Hardy, Harnett, Harper, Harrell, Harris, Harrison, Harriss, Hart, Hartman, Hartshorn, Hasell, Hasells, Haskell, Hathaway, Hawes, Hawkins, Hawks, Hawley, Hayden, Hayman, Hayne, Haynes, Hays, Haywood, Hedrick, Heide, Heinsberger, Hemenway, Henderson, Henrys, Herne, Hewett, Hewitt, Heyer, Hicks, Higgins, Hill, Hills, Hilton, Hines, Hinsdales, Hoard, Hodges, HODGSON, Hoge, Hogg, Hogue, Hoke, Holcomb, Hollingsworth, Holly, Holmes, Home, Hooper, Horne, Horsey, Hort, Hoskins, Houston, Howard, Howe, Howell, Howes, Huggins, Hughes, Humphrey, Hurst, Huske, Huskes, Hutchinson, Hyrne, Innes, Iredell, Irving, Ives, Jack, Jackson, Jacobs, James, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jennings, Jewett, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Joyner, Kane, Katts, Keeter, Keith, Kelley, Kellogg, Kellwn, Kelly, Kenan, Kendal, Kenly, Kennedy, Kerr, Kidder, Kimball, King, Kingsbury, Kirkland, Kitchin, Klinger, Kuck, Kyle, Kyles, Lafayette, Lamb, LAMONT, Lane, Langdon, Langdons, LaPierre, Larkins, Laspeyres, Latham, Lathrop, Latimer, Latta, Law, Lawson, Lazarus, Lee, Leon, Leonards, Leslie, Levy, Lewis, Liles, Lillington, Lincoln, Lindsay, Lippitt, Littleton, Lloyd, Lobb, Lockwood, Loftin, London, LONG, Longstreet, Lord, Loring, Lossing, Loughlin, Love, Lowry, Lumsden, Lutterloh, Lyde, Lyell, Lynch, Lyon, Lyons, Mabson, MacComb, Macdonald, Macdonalds, Maclaine, MacRae, MacRaes, Madison, Maffitt, Maglenn, Mallets, Mallory, Malloy, Mangum, Manly, Manning, Manson, Marchant, Marmijohn, Marshal, Marshall, Marsteller, Martin, Mason, Matthews, Maultsby, MAVERICKE, May, McAden, McAllister, McCall, McCarthy, McCarty, McCauslin, McClammy, McClellan, McColl, McCormack, McCormick, McCormicks, McCullochs, McDearmids, McDonald, McDonough, McDougal, McDowell, McDowells, McEvoy, McGirt, McGowan, McGraw, McIlhenny, McInnis, McIntire, McIver, McKavett, McKay, McKeithan, McKelway, McKenzie, McKoy, McLain, McLaine, McLaughlins, McLaurin, McLaws, McMillan, McMillans, McNeill, McNeills, McNiell, McQueen, McQueens, McRae, McRary, McRee, McRees, Meade, Meares, Meareses, Meginney, Memminger, Menzies, Meredith, Merrick, Merritt, Metts, Middleton, Milan, MILLER, Milroy, Mintz, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Mooney, Moore, Moores, Moors, More, Morehead, Morris, Morrison, Morse, Morton, Moseley, Mosely, Mott, Moultrie, Munn, Murchison, Murchisons, Murphey, Murphy, Murray, Muse, Myers, Myrover, Myrry, Neff, Nelson, Newcomer, Newkirk, Newton, Nixon, Noble, Nobles, Norment, Norris, Northrop, Norwood, Nutt, Oakley, OGallagher, Oldham, Ormsby, Orr, Ortman, Orton, Otis, Overman, Owen, Owens, Paddison, Page, Pagget, Paige, Paine, Parker, Parrish, Parsley, Paschal, Patterson, Pearce, Pearsall, Peck, Peden, Pender, Pennington, Person, Persse, Peschau, Peterson, Petteway, Pettigrew, Phillips, Phipps, Pickett, Pierce, Pinckney, Pinner, Pitt, Planner, Platt, Pointer, Poisson, Polk, Pool, Pope, Porter, Porterfield, Potter, Prall, Pratt, Prempert, Price, Primrose, Prioleaus, Pritchard, Puddock, Purdie, Purdies, Purviance, Quince, Quinces, Radcliffe, Radclift, Raines, Ramousin, Ramsay, Ramseur, Rankin, Ransom, Ray, Rays, Read, Reaves, Reed, Reeves, Reid, Reilly, Repiton, Reston, Reynolds, Rhett, Rhodes, Richmond, Ridley, Ritenour, Rivenbark, Roberts, Robeson, Robinson, Robinsons, Robson, Roderick, Roger, Rogers, Roses, Rountree, Rowans, Ruark, Ruffin, Rufus, Rundell, Rush, Russell, Russells, Rutherford, Ryan, Salter, Sampson, Sandford, Sanford, Sassard, Saunders, Savage, Scharf, Schenck, Schnibben, Schriver, Scott, Seawell, Sedden, Seeders, Sellers, Semmes, Shackelford, Sharp, Shaws, Sheldon, Shepard, Shepherds, Shepperd, Sherman, Sherwood, Shipp, Shutte, Sikes, Simmons, Simonton, Simpson, Sinclair, Skelding, Skinner, Skipper, Slidell, Slingsby, Sloan, Small, Smith, Smiths, Sneeden, Snyder, Soley, Southerland, Spooner, Springer, Springs, Sprunt, St George, St. George, Stanyons, Starr, Starrs, Stedman, Stedmans, Steele Steeles, Stephen, Stephens, Stephenson, Stetson, Stevenson, Stewart, Stickle, Stokes, Stolter, Story, Strange, Stranges, Strode, Strong, Strudwick, Stuart, Styron, Sugden, Suggs, Sutton, Swain, Swan, Swann, Swift, Sykes, Taft, Tait, Tansil, Tate, Taylor, Taylors, Telfair, Terry, Tew, Thomas, Thompson, Thurston, Tilden, Tiller, Tillinghasts, Timothy, Toomer, Torlay, Trenery, Troy, Tryon, Turlington, Turner, Turrentine, Tyler, Ulmer, Urquhart, Usher, Usina, Utley, Van Amringe, Van Benthuysen, Van Bokkelen, Van Cleef, VanAmringe, VanBokkelen, Vance, Vassall, Venable, Vollers Voss, Waddell, Waddells, Wagner, Waite, Walker, Wallace, Walter, Walters, Ward, Warren, Warrock, Washington, Watkins, Watson, Watters, Watts, Wayne, Webster, Weill, Wells, Wesley, West, Whipple, White, Whitefield, Whiting, Whitney, Wiggins, Wiggs, Wilder, Wiley, Wilkerson, Wilkes, Wilkings, Wilkins, Wilkinson, Willard, William, WILLIAMS, Williamses, Williamson, Willington, Wills, Wilson, Wimble, Winder, Wingate, Winslow, Winslows, Winsted, Winston, Winthrop, Withington, Witton, Wood, Woodard, Woodcock, Woodward, Woody, Wooster, Wooten, Worth, WORTHAM, Worths, Wright, Wrights, Wyatt, Wylie, Yancey, Yates, Yeamans, Yopp, Yulee,