March and April Meetings Canceled

The WCGS General Meetings for March 31st and April 28th have both been canceled in compliance with Federal Guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will attempt to reschedule planned speakers. Please watch this space for further updates.

Report of Killed, Wounded and Missing at Fort Magruder near Williamsburg, May 5, 1862

Originally published in the Weekly State Journal, Raleigh, North Carolina, 21 May 1862. 5th Regiment, Co G (Wilson County) Killed, Lieut. Wm. H. Lyons—1. Wounded, Lieut. John P. Clark. Sergeants Chas. O Neal, Jas. E. Batts, Davis Kirby, Corp. H. D. Barnes, Privates Henry Darden, Benj. Pitman, Thos. Price, Jos. L. Pettaway and Jos. Robins—10. … Continue reading Report of Killed, Wounded and Missing at Fort Magruder near Williamsburg, May 5, 1862

Casualties in Ramseur’s Brigade

Originally published in The State Journal, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, May 27, 1863 Casualties in Ramseur's Brigade, May 1, 2 and 3, 1863 2nd NC TROOPS—Col W R Cox, commanding Co B (Wilson County) Killed—Privates W G Flowers; Wm R Mears, Williamson Davis, Wiley J Todd, and Jno. Eatman. Wounded—Lieut G Fulgham, thigh; Sergt B … Continue reading Casualties in Ramseur’s Brigade

Fire in Greenville

Published by The Wilson Advance on Friday, 9 Jan 1880. THE FIRE IN GREENVILLE             Last week we gave a meagre account of the fire which occurred in our neighboring town, Greenville, about a week ago. This week we are able to publish the names of the losers, (thanks to the Express).             “Those who lost by the … Continue reading Fire in Greenville

Letter from Nash county Correspondent, Dec. 29, 1879

Published in The Wilson Advance, Friday, Jan. 2, 1880. NASH COUNTY ITEMS Hymeneal — Ox Stolen — A Grown Beet, &c. CASTALIA, N.C., Dec. 29th1879             Our hearts have been gladden once more and merry Christmas with all its joys and pleasures, is marked with the things that were, notwithstanding its pleasant memories and sweet recollections … Continue reading Letter from Nash county Correspondent, Dec. 29, 1879

Letter from the Edgecombe County Correspondent, Dec. 30, 1879

Published in The Wilson Advance on Friday, Jan. 2, 1880. LETTER FROM EDGECOMBE From our regular Correspondent. TARBORO, N.C., Dec. 30th, 1879 EDITOR ADVANCE: — With the spasmodic explosion of a few fire crackers by the irrepressible small boy, a few sore heads given and received by the small boy of a larger growth, caused by … Continue reading Letter from the Edgecombe County Correspondent, Dec. 30, 1879

Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878

LOCAL DEPARTMENT             The Messrs. Westbrook are supplying our market with strawberries — price 30 cents per quart.             Mr. S.M. Warren has received his new stock of Spring Goods and is offering great bargains to his customers.             Mr. B.H. Tyson offers some buggies for sale cheap for cash or on time. Read his advertisement in to-day’s … Continue reading Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878

Local News from The Wilson Advance, Friday, 12 May 1876

LOCAL BRIEFS — The Sick. Mr. Alvin Clark, who has been confined for four weeks by serious illness is, we are glad to learn, rapidly convalescing. Mr. J.T. Wiggins is still confined to his bed, but his illness is not so serious as first apprehended by his many friends. Our senior crawled out from a … Continue reading Local News from The Wilson Advance, Friday, 12 May 1876

Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880

Mr. Josephus Daniels at the post office is authorized to collect and receipt for subscriptions to the ADVANCE. Read the dissolution notice of J. F. Farmer & Co. The Town commissioners held a meeting Wednesday. Diphtheria prevails alarmingly in Pitt County. The colored Military company drilled on Christmas day. About 125 negro exodusters left Goldsboro … Continue reading Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880