Up & Coming Weekly

May 31, 2022

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During an interview, John Becton shared his and his family's experiences in enslavement and aer emancipaon. The son of Simon and Harriet Becton, he grew up hearing their recollecons, and remembered when Sherman's army moved through Cumberland Coun, N.C. in 1865. Eliza Wootten wrote a letter to her son, Ed- ward, on November 8, 1898, the day that an elecon was held at Wilmington, North Car- olina. In it, Eliza recorded a revealing "word picture" of her household. John Dickson was born in 1912 at Dickson House, in Hillsborough. He shared family oral histories that date back to 1865, when his Aunt Nannie was 20 years old and Confederate Gen- erals Wade Hampton and Joseph E. Johnston made the little building behind the main house their headquarters. F. Washington "Wash" Dellinger wrote this letter of reassurance to his sister, Margaret Brown. Wash was a Confederate soldier, as was Margaret's husband, William Brown. How- ever, aer being taken prisoner ice, William took the Oath of Allegiance and joined the Union Army. In 1865, Daniel Huff, an enslaved man who was born in Georgia, escaped and joined Sher- man's march north. While in North Carolina, Huff changed his surname to Nazareth and enlisted in Company K of the 135th U.S.C.T. In February 1862, much of Winton, N.C. was burned by Union Troops. Aerward, many local mixed-race men responded by joining the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Colored Troops. Aer the war, the communi worked to establish schools for people of color. Robert Mijamin Patterson was a young doctor living in Charleston, S.C., when the war start- ed. He enlisted as a Sergeant in the Confederate Army first; however, he later became a surgeon, serving in various Confederate hospitals, includ- ing those at Raleigh, N.C., and Fayetteville. Early in the war, an encampment of Confeder- ate soldiers was situated near Emeline Pigott's home in Carteret Coun. Volunteering there as a nurse, she fell in love with a soldier. Aer his death in 1863, Emeline devoted herself to the Confederate cause, working as a spy, smug- gler, and blockade runner. Born in Robeson Coun, 36-year-old Jacob Bryant, a Lumbee farmer, served as a subs- tute for I. Smith and was mustered in Company G of the 61st North Carolina Infantry. FREE F&B PUBLICATIONS VOLUME 27 ISSUE 23 June 01 - 07, 2022 Cumberland County's Community Newspaper Immersive sculpture installation, performance art piece planned at Rosenthal Gallery. P. 21 MAY 27- JUN 12, 2022 P R E S E N T S 'Fairview' is a necessary but uncomfortable experience. Read our review of the Gilbert Theater's newest production. P. 21 What are you planning to attend in June? Take note of what's on offer in Fayetteville this month. P. 10 - 11 Friday, June 10 On the Border the Ultimate Eagles Tribute with the Southern Haze Band free concerts all summer long beginning at 6:00 pm in Festival Park! Friday, July 15 Rivermist with the Throwback Collaboration Band Friday, August 12 Zoso the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience with 10 O'Clock High Don't miss the rest of the fun! hayrides, vendors, Battle of the Bands, and more October 14-16, 2022 September 17, 2022 Applications due August 26, 2022 sponsored by: Fayetteville After Five returns with music, food and summer family fun. P. 19 A chat with Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins, update on statistics, efforts to reduce crime. P. 9 EDUCATION THROUGH POWERFUL STORIES

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