Roxboro, NC: As part of the Flags Across the Carolinas Division project, another flag has been raised! This time the flag is located outside of Roxboro, NC on highway 158 east. It is a 5′ X 8′ Army of Tennessee Battle Flag atop at 40′ pole. It was raised this past Saturday by the Roxboro Grays Camp. Special thanks to Charlie Palmer, Russell Pratt, Duane Butner, David Robinette, Jerry Davis, Rufus Slaughter, Richard Whitfield, Charlie Lunsford, Bob Hill, Reuben Moore, and Bobby Lawson for all of their hard work in making this project possible.
On December 10, 2016, the flag will be officially dedicated. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 am at 2112 Hwy 158 East (Oxford Road). More details will follow via an email announcement.
This flag will be dedicated to North Carolina’s General Matt Ransom. Here is his biography taken from an article on our website written by Craig Pippen:
“Matt Whitaker Ransom was born in Warren County, NC to parents Robert and Priscilla Whitaker Ransom. He attended the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1847. After graduation from UNC, he returned to Warrenton and practiced law. In 1853, he met Martha Exum of Northampton County. They married and moved to her plantation, Verona, on the Roanoke River…