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Cape Fear: The Holy Ground By Gilliam Clarke
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This novel of historical fiction recounts the events that formed the lives of the people of Charleston, South Carolina in the eighteenth century. The focus here is on those who dedicated their lives... More > to exploring and establishing the settlements of what became North Carolina. Inevitably the act of granting land ownership to the newcomers, by the Lords Proprietors in England, resulted in conflicts and wars. Members of influential families with plantations around Charleston were the core of the explorers pioneering the virgin lands to the north. Their intent was to establish new plantations, ports, and towns. Using the available natural resources, they created naval stores for exportation to England. The newcomers vision was of an enormous development of the forestlands with ports along the rivers with more plantations and towns filling all the areas from Charleston to Queen Anne’s Town, more than a hundred miles to the north. The process was very slow and the land was never free for the taking.< Less
Powder Monkey of Cape Fear By Jon Batson
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A collection of prize winning historical short stories by North Carolina writer Jon Batson. Though historically correct, the main characters and what happens in these tall tales is fiction. Sit back!... More > Relax and enjoy!< Less
The Cape Fear Indian By Gilliam Clarke
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Murphy Campbell’s assignment to write a story about the Cape Fear Indians was a formidable and seeming improbable task until he got assistance from the mouse of history. Through the unique... More > capability of the computer mouse he gains first-hand knowledge of the life of a Cape Fear Indian at the time of the settlement of the Cape Fear region of North Carolina. Not only did Murph’s story win the state prize but it caused important changes in Murph’s life, including turning the story into a play for school presentation, along with desirable changes in his reactions.< Less
Dethroning the Kings of Cape Fear By Baylus C. Brooks
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Edward Moseley is not the man that romantic historians of the past have idolized. Politics skewed North Carolina's history and created a "king" from a "crook." NOTE: the print... More > version has color illustrations and is expensive. The download is free, however.< Less
Dethroning the Kings of Cape Fear By Baylus C. Brooks
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Edward Moseley is not the man that romantic historians of the past have idolized. Politics skewed North Carolina's history and created a "king" from a "crook." NOTE: the print... More > version has color illustrations and is expensive. This e-version is much cheaper, however.< Less
the january project: stories, poems and a postcard plumbed from the depths of cape fear history By craig m. rogers
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Twelve Months, Twelve Stories. A collection of stories, poems and dreams resurrected from the depths of Cape Fear history, each story deriving its tone and style from the month of its... More > creation. April, a breathless love story launched from the shipyards of the Second World War. August, a vision of the infamous Boucan Room during the tumultuous uproar of the Reagan era. And on and on, through the beaches and pine wilderness, from sunset downtown to strife on the docks, the people and communities that have relentlessly swept through this corner of the world, into the presence of this immortal river, the Cape Fear.< Less
Guns of the Cape Fear The Civil War Defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina Volume I: The First Nineteen Months By H. J. Keith
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This is the story of the men, the guns, and the fortifications of the Civil War defenses of the Cape Fear River and Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a chronological presentation of the enlistments,... More > assignments, and transfers of every unit and commander to serve in the Cape Fear during the early months of the Civil War. It is an analysis of the chronological evolution of the Cape Fear fortifications, as well as the technical aspects of their construction. Moreover, it is an analysis of the struggle by the Confederacy to maintain parity with Union artillery. The types of cannon that served in the Cape Fear from the first day of the war to the last are outlined and discussed, as are their capabilities and shortcomings. The evolution of smoothbore to rifled cannon in the river and land defenses is traced, as are the many and varied sources of artillery pieces.< Less
St. Philips Southport By Charles Pollock
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History of St. Philips Church at Brunswick Town and later at Southport is one of the most important institutions that developed in the lower Cape Fear Region. This volume traces the development of... More > the church from its early days in the colonial period to its present vibrant state as part of modern Southport.< Less
Attached to This Place: The Neislers and the Oakland Hunt By Richard Rankin
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Masters of the Shoals By Jim McNeil
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In 1862 Cape Fear pilots became increasingly vital when the Union navy blockaded Cape Fear to prevent needed supplies from reaching the Confederate port of Wilmington. The tales of these masters of... More > the shoals sing of high adventure and courage under fire in this painstakingly researched book, which according to the Washington Times is “. . . a valuable and meticulous accounting of one chapter of the South’s failing struggle again the Union,” or in the words of The Advocate “. . . as personal as a family memoir, as authoritative and enthusiastic as the best history.”< Less