Friday, August 31, 2012

Looking for NC's Civil War: Matt Ransom bust.

As many of you know, Matt Ransom was a North Carolina native (Warren County), UNC grad, Confederate general, and United State Senator (post war). During the War, he served as colonel of the 35th North Carolina Troops. He was wounded three times during the war. Born in 1826, he died in 1904.The North Carolina Historical Commission commissioned this bust, and it resides in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was dedicated on January 11, 1911.

I took this photo in March 2008.

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