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I have a battle flag it's the NC13th regiment I was wondering if anyone could tell me someone or somewhere I could find out information on it, its in pretty good shape,I just don't know if it's a replica or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to be able to add a picture to this comment but it wouldn't let me.


I am searching for a likeness of John Johnston [d. abt. 1791] who was the younger brother of NC governor Sam Johnston, and brother in law of James Iredell, the first Chief Justice of NC Supreme Court. I provide these specifics as to whom John Johnston was related to in order to help separate this John Johnston from others of the same name. This John Johnston died before he could reach the heights of elite status of other Johnston family kin, but he won a very important case that I have been researching in NC. Any help that you can provide in locating a likeness of him [or a contact who might know] would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Daily


I am originally from Faison NC and have always known about an area referred to as " the old mill." However no one seems to know it's origin. Can you advise me regarding how to research this topic?


Dear Mr. Bailey,

Thank you for your question. Could you be referring to the Old Mill Swamp? Here is a very short entry from the NC Gazetteer that references the Old Mill Swamp in Sampson County:

Here is some additional information about that area:,ftc,1,fid,102...

I hope this is helpful.

Mike Millner, NC Government & Heritage Library


if you have any imformaiton about the history of chapel hill i would love it i love chapel hill also i want information about luke maye on the carolina tarheels basket ball team thank you


Hi! Thanks for using NCpedia! Here are a couple of links that might help:

If you need additional information, you may want to contact the library at UNC ( or the town of Chapel Hill ( Thanks so much for using NCpedia! - Michelle Underhill


Yesterday the sermon was given by Sharon Kniss as our Peace Sunday guest. She is a peace-building practitioner and trainer currently serving as the Director of Education and Training at the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
She is passionate about working with diverse groups and individuals in their search for more peaceful communities. Her message on Peacebuilding: A Journey of Proximity had a real connection with G. Ray Jordon's book, Beyond Despair: When Religion Becomes Real (esp. pages 72 and 149ff). Instead of finding people who think alike, Sharon Kniss is intent on having dinners with extremists who are different from herself.


I have the death certificate for my step-grandfather. He died at "State Hospital, Butner, NC" and his occupation was listed as "inmate". Was he an actual inmate at a prison, or was this the term in which was used for patients at this facility in 1954? Is there anywhere I can get more info on this facility via the internet? Thanks.


Dear Cindy,

Thank you for visiting NCpedia and sharing your question.

I have looked at a number of resources, including reports of the NC State Board of Health for the period of the 1950s and the term "inmate" was a term used to describe patients at the state hospital and other similar facilities in the state.  

There are a number of places that you can find information about the State Hospital in Butner (known as John Umstead Hospital):

NCpedia has a number of articles about the state hospitals in NC:

Print publications about John Umstead Hospital: These resources are found through a search of WorldCat which is online catalog that searches holdings of libraries around the world. You can see if a particular item is located in a library near you or if your local library may be able to obtain an item through interlibrary loan:

There is one particular resource that may be of interest as a history:

The Plowshare: John Umstead Hospital 25th anniversary. 1972. Butner, N.C.: John Umstead Hospital.  

I see that there are two libraries that have this resource -- Duke University and the University of North Carolina.  If you are interested in this resource, you may be able to request it through interlibrary loan.

Reports of the state board of health (and related departments) are available online in the NC Digital Collections. Various annual reports include general and annual statistical information about the institutions:

If there is a specific aspect of the history that you are interested in, please let us know and we will try to help locate additional information.

I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

Best wishes,

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritate Library


Thank you very much for this information. It is very helpful. If I run into anymore questions I will be sure to ask you all again.

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