By Archie K. Davis
Henry King Burgwyn Jr, one of many youngest colonels within the accomplice military, died on the age of 21 whereas best the twenty sixth North Carolina regiment into motion on the conflict of Gettysburg. This biography presents a portrait of his personality as a soldier who selflessly fulfilled his responsibility.
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His son Harry, for instance, deeply respected his father, and they seemed to enjoy a fine relationship; yet seldom can one find more than a cursory and cryptic reference by their father to Harry or the other boys. Their reactions were critical but undoubtedly constructive. The Burgwyns wasted no time after arriving on the Roanoke in getting this project under way. "13 Henry Burgwyn's keen interest and support undoubtedly spurred navigation on the Roanoke. They were Negro slaves. When Henry and his brothers took possession of their estate on the Roanoke, their intention was to manumit the slaves when a suitable plan could be worked out.
They were Negro slaves. When Henry and his brothers took possession of their estate on the Roanoke, their intention was to manumit the slaves when a suitable plan could be worked out. It was consecrated on 4 May 1851. But the Burgwyns' life should not be compared with that of the older and more established plantation families in the low country of the Carolinas and the Sea Islands of Georgia. No amount of ditching and diking could contain her swollen waters during the great spring freshets, and the winters in northeastern North Carolina were generally cold and hard.
One gets the impression that Harry's father spent little time with his children, not from choice but because of the responsibilities associated with developing his farming interests. Temporary quarters were rented in nearby Jackson, and the Burgwyns did not move into their new plantation home, Thornbury, until January 1853. The Civil War interrupted the preparatory schooling of the two youngest, Alveston and Collinson. Because they required as much Page 31 Henry King (Harry) Burgwyn, Jr. The influences of his home and family, however, early crystallized into a pattern of living remarkable for its purposeful commitment in one so young.