Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans' Gen. William Dorsey Pender Camp No. 1916 of Wilson are pictured following a Saturday cleanup of the Hayes cemetery near Black Creek. This cleanup was performed in honor of Pvt. Nathan Thomas Hayes, a native of Wilson county who served North Carolina in the War Between the States. Hayes was an infantryman who served in the 55th N.C., Co. A., and was captured July 1, 1863 at the railroad cut during the Battle of Gettysburg. From there he was sent to Fort Delaware and spent the next two years in northern prisons, finally being paroled at Point Lookout, on Feb. 18, 1865. The Pender camp is part of the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, which is dedicated to the preservation of the history and legacy of the citizen-soldiers who fought for the South. Those interested in joining or learning more about Confederate ancestors' history are asked to email NCSCVPenderCamp1916@gmail.com for more information.
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