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12/27/09 — Marker notes Cornwallis' crossing

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Marker notes Cornwallis' crossing

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on December 27, 2009 1:50 AM

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From left, Mary Ann Hepler, state chairman for marking and preservation of historic Sites sites for the Carolina Society of Colonial Dames, XVII Century; Emily Weil, president of the Thomas Wotton, Surgeon Chapter of the organization; Emmy Mitchell, chapter chaplain; Nell Garner, chapter vice president; and Jean Haislip Clay, chapter secretary.

A little known Wayne County historical fact is that during the Revolutionary War, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis passed through the county on his journey that eventually wound up in Battle at Yorktown and the birth of our nation. Historians have...

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