The Southern DiasporaNathaniel Polk DeShong descended from Huguenot immigrants who settled near the Haw River about a mile and a half north of here. He enlisted on June 21, 1861, at 17 years of age under Capt. James W. Lea "for the War" in the 6th North Carolina State Troops at Camp Alamance (5 miles west). A slight man who handled animals well, DeShong was detailed as a teamster and ambulance driver on February 6, 1862. In that capacity, he removed the wounded from the battlefields of Antietam, Maryland, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and never forgot their screams and moans.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 647071 N 3995117|
|Decimal Degrees||36.08956667, -79.36640000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 5.374', W 79° 21.984'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 5' 22.44" N, 79° 21' 59.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 562 Gravel St, Haw River NC 27258, US|
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