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09/19/12 — Historian tells of Goldsboro's sacrifice at Battle of Antietam

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Historian tells of Goldsboro's sacrifice at Battle of Antietam

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on September 19, 2012 1:46 PM

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Pete Coffman describes the Civil War Battle of Antietam during a lecture at Wayne Community College on Tuesday night. A series of lectures on key battles in the war is being sponsored by the Foundation of Wayne Community College and the North Carolina Military History Roundtable. Coffman, who spent 28 years in the Air Force, is currently pursuing for a master's degree in history at East Carolina University.

On the bloodiest day in American history, the regiment that included the Goldsboro Rifles suffered the third-highest casualty rate in the Confederate Army. At the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862, the 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment lost...

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