Captain Henry C. Grady Chapter #296
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3072 Champion Lane
Concord, NC 28025
Cell Phone - 704-507-5350
David M. Edwards
1628 Pleasant Grove Church Road
Wadesboro, NC 28170-7248
Telephone - 704-695-1466
Our Scheduled Meeting Dates . . .
once a quarter on the first Saturday on the first month of the quarter. Meeting
locations may vary, but the regular meeting place is at Windy Knoll Farm near
Chapter Highlights . . .
Our chapter is named for Henry C. Grady who enlisted in Monroe (Union County) in
1861 at the age of 17 into Company D, 37th NC Infantry. Voted in a Corporal in
‘61, he rapidly rose in rank. He was captured at Hanover Courthouse in ‘62,
wounded at Chancellorsville in May ‘63. Grady was mortally wounded at age
twenty. He is buried in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery.
Anson, Union, and Mecklenburg Counties area produced crops to feed the troops,
cotton to buy equipment and needed supplies, and many items to arm the
troops. Among other industries, Charlotte had the Naval Shipyard.
Wadesboro was one of six cotton depots in the state of North Carolina.
Wadesboro was home to the Arnold & Cooley factories. Bayonets, dirks,
daggers, and swords were made at their factory on West Wade Street. Their
Jones Creek factory manufactured rifled muskets. This factory was powered
by a sixty acre mill pond that was created especially for the factory in 1862.
Documenting Anson County Confederates -
A project of the members of the Capt. Henry C. Grady Chapter
The first three articles below pertain to the sword and gun factories of Arnold
and Cooley in Wadesboro.
& Cooley Drowning
& Cooley Obituaries
& Cooley Sword Factory
"Whiffs from My Old Camp Pipe" by Leonidas L. Polk -
Details the 43rd NC Regiment during the War. Polk was a prewar militia
colonel, an aspiring politician, a wartime lieutenant who was occasionally
accused of cowardice, and founder of the Progressive Farmer magazine.
"Whiffs from My Old Camp Pipe"
L. Polk - Article
written November 1, 1876 and added
to above article as an update on 05/30/2011.
Meeting at Ansonville - An account from a South Carolina
paper reprinted in the North Carolina Argus about a secession meeting and
pole raising at Ansonville.
with Gaston Huntley - From “Book of
Rememberances”, a large ledger book with handwritten articles and original
photographs that was put together by the Anson County United Daughters of the
Confederacy per request by the county commissioners in the mid 1930’s.
The North Carolina Argus - The newspaper
was published in Wadesboro, NC. These are transcriptions of any article which
mentioned Company K of the 26th NC Regiment (The Pee Dee Wildcats) from December
1860 (first secession declaration in Ansonville) to February 1865.
Tracking the Pee Dee Wildcats - A
presentation on the movements of Company K, Pee Dee Wildcats, 26th NC Infantry
Regiment, Company K was from Anson County.