Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Southerner Whose Ancester Served At Fort Fisher Wants "Silent Sam" Removed from UNC-- Part 1

From the Oct. 16, 2015, Raleigh (NC) News & Observer "Rogers:  This Southerner says it's time to move "Silent Sam."  Dennis Rogers

Sadly, the Confederate Flag debate comes to this blog.

"I am a proud Southerner whose ancestors fought for the Confederacy.  I am also a proud alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Keeping the statue where it is now  is a disservice to everyone.  Confession: I am a native-born Southerner and proud of it."

His great-great grandfather, Private Warren Biggs, 10th N.C. Artillery (Heavy) served at Fort Fisher.  He was first assigned as a cook and later served as a provost guard in Wilmington.  He died of disease while on active duty here in 1863.

His family had the remains disinterred and removed them to a nearby church cemetery where his widow, Mahalia, had been buried for decades.  The couple were reunited with full Confederate military honors.  re-enactors from the 10th N.C. Artillery and 26th N.C. Infantry regiments served as honor guard and pall bearers.

--Old B-Runner

No comments:

Post a Comment