This 1840 brick mansion was the home of William Wallace McDowell. McDowell organized the Buncombe Rifleman North Carolina Volunteers Company E, the first Confederate troops in western North Carolina. The house is restored with period rooms and special history exhibits. Also on the grounds is the Buncombe County Civil War Memorial, which lists the names of the 553 Union and Confederate soldiers from Buncombe County who died during the war.
Durham, North Carolina | Once the home of James and Nancy Bennitt (or Bennett), this 189 acre Piedmont North Carolina farm became the location of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War.
Salisbury, North Carolina | A symbol of Old Salisbury, this beautiful house was built in 1820. Dr. Josephus Hall, chief surgeon at Salisbury Prison during the Civil War, moved into the house with his family in 1859.
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