The Civil War in North Carolina

Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

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the meridian of his life and the full maturity of his powers." (Thalian Association.)

        Lewis H. Marsteller (born May 6, 1794, died March 3, 1860) was a native of Virginia but was long a resident and the Representative of New Hanover in the Councils of the State, and prominent in the politics of the country. He represented New Hanover in the Commons in 1833-34, and in the Senate in 1835-36. He was also a Member of the Convention of 1835. Modest and retiring in his disposition, he was a close observer of men and measures, and distinguished for his prompt attention to every duty. These qualities, with a clear head and amiable temper, gave him unbounded popularity. He was at one time the most popular man in the country and was never defeated for any position for which he was a candidate before the people.

        He was a decided politician of the Democratic faith. He was appointed Collector of the Port of Wilmington, by Mr. Van Buren, and, until his health gave way, Clerk of New Hanover County Court.

        He was a useful citizen and honest and faithful in every relation of life. (The Thalian Association.)

Abbot, Gen. Joseph C. (1825 - 09 OCT 1881)

        Daniel Lindsay Russell resides in Wilmington. He was born in Brunswick County, August 7, 1845; he was educated at the Bingham School in Orange County and at the University. Read Law and was licensed to practice in 1868. He was elected to the Legislature in 1864, from Brunswick County, and re-elected in 1865. He was elected one of the Judges of the Superior Courts in April, 1868, and served six years in this responsible and elevated position. In 1871, he was elected to the Constitutional Convention, from the County of Brunswick, and in 1876 a Member of the Legislature. He was elected a Member of the 46th Congress as a National Republican, receiving 11,011 votes against 10,730 for Alfred M. Waddell.

        Colonel Henry K. Burgwyn resided in this County. He was the eldest son of an intelligent and wealthy gentleman on the Roanoke river, bearing the same name, who, with Thomas Pollock Burgwyn and Thomas Pollock Devereux, were heirs of the late Thomas Pollock.

        Thomas P. Devereux was long a distinguished member of the Bar, reporter of the Supreme Court, and greatly esteemed as a man of learning and culture.

        They are lineal descendants of Governor Thomas Pollock, who is referred to on page 29. Their father resided in New Berne, and their uncle George, on the Cape Fear. The immense Roanoke estates of George Pollock descended to them. Young Harry Burgwyn was worthy of his lineage. He was only twenty-two years old when he commanded the 26th Regiment. To gallantry and courage in the field, he united a gracious demeanor and inviting manner, with peerless personal beauty. His appearance at the head of his Regiment realized the description of his namesake at Agincourt:

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