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Company Unknown
peter lafayette noland - Unknown   
applied for pension sevier co. tenn.
Contact Name:  henry fleck
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Date Added:  12/6/2011
Company Unknown
thomas smith - Private   
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Contact Name:  marvin smith
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Date Added:  9/7/2015
Company A
Stephen O. Adams - Private   
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Contact Name:  jason chipman
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Date Added:  1/3/2005
Company A
John W. Harper - 1st Sergeant   
John was wounded below the left ankle in Winchester, VA. Eventually was a Prisoner of War at the U.S.A. General Hospital at Point Lookout, MD. His name appears on the Confederate Roll of Honor. He was my Great Grandfather, and he died October 24, 1904. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery, in Franklinton, NC (Franklin County).
Contact Name:  Carol Bumpass
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Date Added:  4/29/2012
Company A
Augustus Alston Kearney - Private   
Killed on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  12/9/2008
Company A
William Thomas Kearney - 1st Lieutenant   
Killed on July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill, Virginia
Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  12/9/2008
Company B
Clemmons M Allred - Private   
Enlisted as part of the Thomasville rifles
Contact Name:  James Allred
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Date Added:  2/14/2013
Company C
Edmund D. Gaddy - Private   
M230 roll 14

(4th Cousin 3 times removed)
Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://www.mdscv.org/1388/adopt-a-confederate/
Date Added:  2/2/2007
Company C
Julius Articus Henry - Corporal   
My maternal GG Grandfather was born abt. 1832 in Anson Co., NC, died 1903 in N.C.. Enlisted in the 4th N.C. Regiment, later changed to the 14th N.C. Infantry, Co. C, ' Anson Guards' as a private on April 22, 1861 in Wadesboro, NC. Wounded with a contusion at Chancellorsville, Va. in May 1863. Fought during the first day in Gettysburg, PA. Incurred a head wound near Spotsylvania C.H., Va. on May 12 , 1864 and hospitalized in Richmond, Va. Due to being unhealthy for the field, he became a Ward Master at the Camp Winder Hospital. Julius surrendered and signed Parole of Honor on April 17, 1865 in Richmond, Va.
Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  10/8/2010
Company C
William P Leak - Private   
William was 18 when he enlisted for 3 years at Wadesboro, NC on 1 July 1864. Enlisted by Col. Bennett. He joined his unit which was stationed at Stephens Depot, Va. His name is on a list of POW's surrendered and paroled at Appomattox on 9 April 1865. William never recovered for the trauma of his war time experience and died 8 months later at age 19. Another Southern patriot sent to the grave because of northern aggression and greed. Deo Vindice
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  5/1/2015
Company C
Charles Manly Liles - Private   
Brother of William Alexander Liles in the same regiment and company and Joseph Gaston Liles of NC 26 Infantry Co K. Does anyone have any information about him?
Contact Name:  Carolyn Cote
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Date Added:  4/26/2012
Company C
William Alexander Liles - 2nd Lieutenant   
Was at Appotomax (sp?) for the surrender. Brother of Charles Manly Liles, a private in the same company and brother of Joseph Gaston Liles of NC 26 Co K. Any information about him would be appreciated.
Contact Name:  Carolyn Cote
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Date Added:  4/26/2012
Company C
George Thomas Little - 4th Corporal   
George was born in Anson County NC 23 June 1844. He enlisted in Charles E Smith's Co [ Anson Guards] 4th Regiment NC Vols. This unit became Co C 14th Regiment NC Infantry. Enlisting as Pvt. 22 April 1861 at age 17. Promoted to 4th Corporal 25 April 1862. He mustered out by surgeons certificate on 25 Aug. 1862. His Regimental Record after action report places his Regiment at Hanover Junction from 18 Aug thru the 25th. They crossed the Potomac on march to Maryland on 5 Sept 1862. Battles: Seven Pines, Malvern Hill. Regiment assigned to General's Colston, G.B. Anderson, Ramseur's & Cox. He died 10 Jan 1916 and buried at Fairview Cem. Wadesboro, Anson Co. NC. We are related by a distant marriage.
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  4/12/2020
Company C
Daniel C. McKay - Corporal   
Cpl. Daniel C. McKay, born 1839 in Montgomery County, NC, son of Alexander (born in Scotland) & Eliza Carpenter McKay of Montgomery County, NC. Killed 01 Jul 1862, Malvern Hill, Va.
Grave location unknown.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  1/15/2009
Company C
Martin A McKay - Private   
Pvt. Marin McKay, born 1841 in Montgomery County, NC, son of Alexander (born in Scotland) & Eliza Carpenter McKay of Montgomery County, NC. Wounded 3 May 1863 by friendly fire at Chancellorsville, Va. Died of wounds 30 Aug 1863 in Richmond hospital. Grave location unknown.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  1/15/2009
Company C
Adolphus A Waddell - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Paul Hamilton
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Date Added:  3/14/2010
Company D
Lewis Crawford Foust - Private   
Died from wounds June 11, 1864 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA, Soldiers Section.
Contact Name:  Janine Chadwick
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Date Added:  1/13/2015
Company D
Absalem Hahn - Private   
Absalem {Records are under A. Hahn} died Feb. 22, 1864 in Richmond Va. in Jackson Hospital of ' Febr. Typhoides' He joined in Stanly Co. Sept. 10, 1863 at age 40. His wife Barbara Ann 'Costner' Hahn went to Richmond and returned his body. His buried is in Henkilite Cem. in Cabarrus Co. N. C.
Contact Name:  Mary Elaine
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Date Added:  2/25/2011
Company D
Berry Roby Kinney - Corporal   
Killed at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Buried at the Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Court House, NC Section, Row #1, Marker #1.
Contact Name:  Frank Willis
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Date Added:  5/23/2004
Company D
Alfred Stroup - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jeremie England
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Date Added:  4/14/2007
Company D
David Thames - Private   
Enlisted at Camp Holmes on 01 Oct 1863 for the war. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia 02 September 1864 of ''chronic diarrhorea''.

Found a newpaper clipping in Thames Family bible detailing the death of a Pvt. David Thames. The letter was written by a Robert Lancaster (Father of Mary Margaret ?). Letter was written to a Capt.W. McWeave. The return letter was written by a Sgt. A. J. Gamble of the 14th Regt NC Troops. The Sgt stated that Pvt David Thames had died on 02 Sep 1864 in a Charlottsville, Va. hospital.
Contact Name:  Robert Dozier
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Date Added:  12/29/2004
Company E
Wellington Hayes - Private   
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Contact Name:  Ken Hayes
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Date Added:  8/23/2007
Company E
William A. Sturdivant - Private   
He resided in Wake County, NC. His occupation was Farmer. He enlisted on May 1, 1861, he was 24 years old. Promoted to Corporal on October 1, 1862. Reduced in rank July/August 1863. Present and acquainted for with unit until wounded in both thighs at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, May 5, 1864. Reported absent/sick or absent/wounded until October 1864. Paroled at Appomattox, VA April 9, 1865.
Contact Name:  Bob Wolfe
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Date Added:  1/22/2011
Company F
andrew harrison mcfee - Private   
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Contact Name:  martin mcfee
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Date Added:  11/13/2010
Company F
George Newton Penland - Private   
My Great Grandfather, George N. Penland, enlisted in May of 1861 under Col. Zeb Vance and marched out of Asheville to train at Garysburg NC. with his brother James. After training he was assigned to the 14th NC Infantry Regiment. He saw action in many battles and skirmishes. He was present and accounted for thruout the war but was hospitalized during the Battle of Antietam with typhoid (hospital location unknown). During the Antietam action, George lost his brother James who was wounded and subsequently died of his wounds at Hagerstown, MD. George was captured at Petersburg, VA during the Union breakout in April 1865 and imprisoned at Harts Island NY. He was paroled in June 1865. George lived the rest of his life in NC and attended many reunions for his old regiment. George died in 1902 and is buried in Fairview, NC. I have a picture of his monument that was placed many years after his death.
Contact Name:  James O'Sullivan
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Date Added:  3/18/2012
Company F
James C Penland - Private   
My Great-Grand Uncle James and his brother, my Great-Grand Father George enlisted together and remained together in company F until the antietam battle when James was wounded. He was transported to the Hagerstown, Md. Hospital for treatment of his wounds but subsequently died. His body was placed in a trench with many other Confederate troops but some years later was exhumed (Bowie List) and reinterred at the Rose Hill cemetery in Hagerstown, Md. His gravesite does not show his name inasmuch as most confederate troops were never identified due to the length of time elapsed after death. George was in hospital with Typhoid and thus did not participate at Antietam.
Contact Name:  James O'Sullivan
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Date Added:  7/24/2012
Company F
John R. Pittillo - Private   
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Contact Name:  Wade Pittillo
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Date Added:  12/28/2004
Company F
Josiah Hutzel Wise - Private   
Josiah was a Veteran of the American Civil War,Confederate States of America, Company “F” 14th Reg. NC Troops. Resided in Buncombe County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Buncombe County at age 20, May 3, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded at Malvern Hill, Va. on or about July 1, 1862. Died in Richmond, Va. on July 6, 1862 of wounds received in the Battle of Malvern Hill during the famous Seven Day’s Battle
Contact Name:  Danny Tooker
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Date Added:  8/23/2007
Company Field & Staff
Gideon Hunt Macon - Asst Surgeon   
Filled the post of assistant surgeon and commissary during the first few months of the war. Later he served as an examining surgeon for North Carolina from 1864 until 1865.
Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  12/13/2008
Company G
John B Chilton - Private   
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 July 1863 at the age of 38
Enlisted in Company G, 14th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 28 July 1863.
Died of disease Company G, 14th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 24 January 1864 in Hosp, Richmond, VA
Contact Name:  boblesspeg
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Date Added:  10/6/2008
Company G
William F French - Private   
My great-grandfather on my mother's side.
Contact Name:  Charles McKinney
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Date Added:  1/6/2009
Company G
Samuel Frank Jones - Corporal   
Samuel F Jones
Residence: Rockingham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Age at enlistment: 26
Enlistment Date: 5 Oct 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Rockingham County, NC
State Served: North Carolina
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, North Carolina 14th Infantry Regiment on 10 May 1861.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 01 Nov 1862.
Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1835
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster
Southern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANV
Contact Name:  Vicki
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Date Added:  2/18/2011
Company H
Eben Lowder - Corporal   
I'm Mel Hadden, Husband to Julia Marie, Maternal Great Granddaughter of Eben Lowder, Corporal, Co. H 14th Regiment N.C. Troops (4th Regiment N.C. Volunteers, Co. H, The Stanly Marksmen) Mustered in May 5th, 1861, captured April 9th, 1865.
Contact Name:  Mel Hadden
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Date Added:  12/27/2009
Company H
Green Almond - Private   
Lost right arm at Chanscellorville
Contact Name:  William Almond
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Date Added:  7/20/2010
Company H
Richard Anderson - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Eddie McRae
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Date Added:  12/3/2005
Company H
Jesse W Caudle - Private   
Jesse was born in 1825 in Anson Co. NC. He enlisted at Camp Mangum near Raleigh, Wake Co. NC in Co H 14th NC Inf. on 8 Oct 1863. Enlisted by Col Mallett for 3 years. He was about 36 years old at enlistment. Military life did not agree with him and he suffered from diaoorhea, Dibilitas, & Catarrhus [ dry cough associated with asthma and emphysema.] His Regiment saw heavy fighting as numerous battles including Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Petersburg. The enemy overran the hospital [Fairground Post Hosp.] where he was a patient and took him prisoner 3 April 1865. he was moved to Point of Rocks15 April and died there 26 Apr 1865 while a POW. We are related by a distant marriege. He is buried at City Point National Cem. Hopewell, Hopewell City. Va. grave # 1830A
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  3/24/2020
Company H
Henry Jr. W Clodfelter - Private   
Born 1834. Captured 20 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Courthouse and sent to Elmira NY prison camp. Died 24 Oct 1864 of pneumonia and buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery grave #713
Contact Name:  Tony Collins
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Date Added:  2/20/2005
Company H
Cornelius D Cox - Private   
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Contact Name:  Bill Williams
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Date Added:  1/26/2008
Company H
Noah M Mauldin - Private   
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Contact Name:  jim Wentz
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Date Added:  8/27/2009
Company H
Ivy C Ritchie - Sergeant   
Sgt. Ivy Ritchie has the distinction of being the last Confederate soldier killed on the day of the surrender, April 9, 1865.

The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)
June 5, 2006
Honoring Ivy Ritchie
Locals fight to get Civil War headstone corrected

By Jim Lisk, Staff Writer

Sunday, June 4, 2006 - Once history is written, it sometimes seems to require an act of Congress to straighten things out.

Local residents found out just how long and arduous the task can be when they tried to correct the tombstone of Stanly County native Ivy Ritchie, who was the last North Carolina Confederate to die in the Civil War.

Here’s what happened to Ritchie, the namesake of a local Confederate Sons of America post.

During the early morning hours of April 9, 1865, Confederate forces from North Carolina charged Union cannon positions at Appomattox in an attempt to open an escape route for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Northern Army of Virginia.

As the Confederate forces moved forward, Gen. William Cox’s Brigade encountered deadly Union artillery fire.

“The enemy from our left, opened a battery of artillery upon us, firing right up our line, as we went across the open field.....shells burst about 12-15 feet to my left, killing Sgt. Ivy Ritchie and wounding five others,” wrote one member of Cox’s Brigade in his diary.

Later that day, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, bringing to an end the bloodiest war in American history.

As the sun set on Appomattox that April 9, Stanly County native Ivy Ritchie, a member of the 14th N.C. Regiment, became the last of more than 40,000 North Carolinians to give their lives in this horrific war.

Days later, the 14th Regiment chaplain and two soldiers from the 14th told Ritchie’s younger brother Marvel, a member of the 28th N.C. Regiment, that Ivy had been killed.

In his efforts to have Ivy properly remembered in history, Marvel wrote in a 1923 letter of the actions he took when he first learned of his brother’s death.

“We went to the freshly dug grave, opened the grave and found it was Ivy....It has been 58 years since and no one has ever disputed this statement,” Marvel wrote.

Ivy’s body was later exhumed and reinterred in Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg, Va. His tombstone today reads: “J. RICHIE, SGT. CO. H. 14TH N.Y. INF. DIED APRIL 9, 1865.”

Since he first learned of Ivy Ritchie’s life over 10 years ago, Albemarle businessman Jim Harwood, a Wake Forest history major and self-proclaimed history buff, led efforts to form the Ivy Ritchie Chapter of the Confederate Sons of America.

“Our unit is interested in the history of the Civil War. We put Southern Crosses of Honor on the graves of those that served in the war,” Harwood said. “We started with seven members and have grown to over 180 members today.”

Back in March 1996, Harwood’s request to have Ivy Ritchie’s homeplace be designated with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker was denied.

Efforts to have Ivy Ritchie’s tombstone replaced and to show that he was from North Carolina, not New York, has been a long, arduous task.

But with the help of Anthony Way of Indian Trail, who solicited the assistance of Sen. Elizabeth Dole in February 2006, the 10-year effort recently received the long awaited news.

In a letter to Dole dated May 9, 2006, Bob Kirby, superintendent of Petersburg National Cemetery wrote: “We were advised that the National Parks Service (NPS) has recently received funding for a major renovation project that will begin in FY 2010, which will involve the replacement of several headstones. NPS has agreed to replace the headstone for Sgt. Ritchie once the renovations project begins.”

Harwood was especially appreciative of the efforts of Debbie King in Dole’s Raleigh office for her tireless efforts.

“She was a delight to work with and a great help in getting our request approved,” Harwood said.

Harwood says that when the tombstone is finally changed, he and other members of the Ivy Ritchie Chapter will travel to Petersburg for a memorial service and to sprinkle Stanly County red clay on the grave of this American hero.



Who was

Ivy Ritchie?

• Born 1839 to Charles and Margaret Ritchie in Montgomery County (now Stanly County after its division from Montgomery) in 1841.

• Was a farmer prior to 1861.

• Enlisted as a private in the Stanly Marksmen, the first unit in Stanly County, May 5, 1861.

• Marched out of Albemarle as young women stood on a second-floor hotel balcony, singing the state song, “The Old North State,” May 23, 1861.

• Assigned to the 14th N.C. Regiment Company H and remained in that unit for the duration of the Civil War.

• Captured at Sharpsburg. Md., Sept. 17, 1862.

• Confined at Fort Delaware, then exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, Va., Nov. 10, 1862.

• Married Clara Sophia Christina Ridenhour in Stanly County while on leave, Dec. 14, 1862.

• Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 10, 1863 and promoted to corporal two days later.

• Rejoined Company H, July-August 1863.

• Participated in every major engagement of the Army of Northern Virginia, including the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor in 1864.

• Promoted to Sergeant July 1, 1864.

• Killed at Appomattox April 9, 1865.

• Buried at Appomattox Station.

• Body moved to Poplar Grove National Cemetery and interred in Grave 4824 as Ivy Ritchie from New York state.

Contact Name:  Tom McCrea
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Date Added:  8/19/2017
Company I
William Alexander Sullivan - Private   
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Contact Name:  David J. Sullivan
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Date Added:  3/5/2005
Company K
John w Driver - Private   
Would like any other info, especially a photo
Contact Name:  Ressie Poston
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Date Added:  10/20/2013
Company K
James D. Hollister - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Roger W. Hollister
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Contact Homepage:  normal Yahoo home page
Date Added:  6/13/2008
Company K
Leonidas N. Keith - 1st Sergeant   
Leonidas was nominated for the Confederate Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May, 1863. He was wounded in the chest during the battle and declared unfit for active duty in Nov 1863 and retired to the Invalid Corps as a clerk. Paroled in Raleigh, NC on May 11, 1865.
Contact Name:  Dan McCaskill
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Date Added:  7/9/2008
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