Re: [genpcncfir] Civil War 'Threshold of Freedom'
- Hello Deborah and Group...
'Threshold of Freedom' by Cliff Tyndall can be purchase locally
The Book Depot
2405 B North Herritage St
Kinston NC 28501
Telephone: 252-527-9663 FAX 252-527-1415
eAddress: bookdepot@... (perhaps thebookdepot@...
Price: $14.00 + .98 tax + S&H
They're holding one for me.. I can hardly wait to get lost in its
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Barnes" <dbarnes@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Civil War 'Threshold of Freedom'
> I called the Library to see about this book but they said it was not in
> their system yet. Is it a book we need to order somewhere if so where at.
> Happy New Year
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Jewelle Baker
> Date: Monday, December 30, 2002 23:11:33
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [genpcncfir] Civil War 'Threshold of Freedom'
> Hello Group,
> Hope ALL of you enjoyed wondrous Christmas festivities with family and
> Here is a very interesting article in today's Kinston's local paper by
> Parker, entitled:
> " 'Threshold of Freedom' portrays life during Civil War in eastern N.C. "
> I just finished Cliff Tyndall's new book, "Threshold of Freedom:
> Lenoir County, NC, During the Civil War". This book will rivet the
> of anyone who has an interest in either the history of Lenoir County or
> history of this nations greatest cataclysm.
> The books foundation was the thesis Tyndall wrote for his
> Master of Arts degree in 1981 while he was a graduate student at East
> Carolina. Since that time, he has updated his research, added
> and included a roster of Lenoir County men who fought during the Civil
> More than 550 men from Lenoir County fought; 112 died.
> Tyndall begins "Threshold" with facts about Lenoir County from
> the 1860 census. For those of you who may have forgotten, the Civil War
> waged from 1861 through 1865. Tyndall uses the 1860 information to sketch
> Lenoir County before war ripped our state and nation.
> For instance, in 1860, Lenoir County's population was around 10,000.
> Of that number, 4,900 were white, 5,100 were black slaves, and 178 were
> Kinston proper had 1,340 black and white residents. The 1860 census also
> recorded 20
> merchants and four physicians in Kinston, both high numbers for such a
> Cotton was Lenoir County's cash crop at that time, and nearly all Lenoir
> County farmers also kept sheep for wool. In 1860, Lenoir County had about
> 600 farms. Some were small, like James Tindal's farm of 70 acres, which
> only 20 acres cleared for cultivation. On the other end was Council
> who owned 3,000 acres of cleared land and 10,000 acres of wooded land.
> Wooten's farm was valued at $65,000. Tindal's was worth $300.
> The 1860 census shows that Lenoir County had 26 schools. One was the
> Lenoir Collegiate Institution, also called the Institute, founded in 1855.
> This college preparatory school had four teachers and 60 students in 1860.
> Seventeen of the 26 schools were "common schools", public schools that
> provided basic education. Each of these seventeen schools had one teacher.
> These common schools had a combined enrollment of 523.
> During the war, the educational landscape of Lenoir County was as
> devastated as the battlefields. By 1864, Lenoir County had only three
> teachers, each serving one common school .... with combined enrollment of
> Yet, school age population in 1864 was 866 boys and 791 girls. Just over 4
> percent of children attended school that year. Tyndall explains part of
> reason in Chapter II-A Social and Economic Description of Lenoir County:
> Chapter III treats the First Battle of Kinston, also known as "Fosters
> Raid". Chapter IV describes the shifting loyalties in Lenoir County and
> restrictions on civil liberties that arose during the war. This chapter
> includes the story of how Gen. George Pickett ordered the hanging of 22
> Chapter V details the Second Battle of Kinston, also known as the Battle
> Wyse Fork, in 1865.
> Chapter VI describes Kinston as a Union base during April and May
> of 1865, and Chapter VII discusses how the death throes of the Confederacy
> affected Lenoir County.
> Tyndall stops short of Reconstruction and its impact our city and county.
> Tyndall also provides a detail bibliography that includes all of the
> primary sources he used, such as diaries, papers and letters from soldiers
> and officials who lived through the Civil War. He provides information
> government documents, memoirs, regimental histories, and information from
> newspapers and magazines of the period.
> This book, available at The Book Depot ($14.00 plus tax) and from the
> Lenoir County Historical Association ($15.00, tax included), should be in
> the home of every resident of Kinston and Lenoir County interested in
> heritage and history.
> [Note: Mike Parker is a columnist for The Free Press. He can be reached at
> mparker16@... or in care of The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. 28504.]
> IMHO, I believe this book would be of interest to anyone
> researching the Civil War. Group... hope you enjoyed this article as
> much as I did.
> Happy New Year to you ... and may all of your 'Brick Walls'
> get 'torn-down' in 2003 ... Stay healthy!!
> Main SURNAMES;
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