Greetings! I am looking for information in regards to the life of Walter W. Lenoir, grandson of General William Lenoir. Walter Lenoir, the son of Thomas Lenoir, was born at Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, North Carolina, on March 13, 1823, died June 26, 1890, and is buried at Fort Defiance. He served in a host of regiments during the Civil War, most notably as Captain of Company A, 37th North Carolina Troops.
I have already consulted the following:
Hickerson: Echoes of Happy Valley
York: Fort Defiance
Covington: Linville: A Mountain Home for 100 Years
Jarrett: St. James Episcopal Church
Cauble: “Walter W. Lenoir,” Biographical Dictionary of North Carolina.
Arthur: History of Western North Carolina
Arthur: History of Watauga County
Alexander: Here I Will Dwell
Harper: Fort Defiance and the General
Hardy: The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops (yes, that’s me!)
I’ve also looked at the 1860 and 1870 census records, and I have copies of his compiled service record from the National Archives. I have also looked through the Lenoir family papers at UNC.
I am planning to look through the Zebulon Vance papers, Cauble’s Biography of Walter W. Lenoir (can anyone give me any history on this?) at Lenoir-Rhyne College, and his funeral sermon preached by Weston at the Chapel of Rest.
Can anyone recommend any other sources?
Thanks for all of the help. If anyone is interested in an announcement when this book becomes available, please drop me a line with your name, mailing address, and email.
Michael C. Hardy
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