Piedmont Indians in the Civil WarWhen North Carolina passed laws in 1833 to restrict the rights of free blacks; they also limited the rights of Indians. In old Orange (later Alamance) County, many Occaneechi Indians including Dixon Corn, Jesse Jeffries, Enoch Jones, and Andrew Jeffries were prosperous farmers and tradesmen. The law kept them from joining the militia, but during the war many volunteered as foragers, teamsters, hostlers, and paid body servants. In North Carolina's mountains, some Cherokee fought as soldiers in Thomas's Legion.
|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||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 655401 N 4008087|
|Decimal Degrees||36.20515000, -79.27135000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.309', W 79° 16.281'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 18.54" N, 79° 16' 16.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4860-4874 State Rd 1901, Burlington NC 27217, US|
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