Worn by Private Isaac Byrum Jr. who, as a typical resident of
Albemarle Region, was a farmer and owned no slaves. At the
21, he enlisted as a Private in Company M, 1st regiment NC Infantry. In
february 1862, he re-enlisted in Company F, 11th Regiment NC
Troops. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Byrum was
wounded in the left leg and was thence amputated. After the
he returned home to his farm in Ryland. The original prosthetic leg can
be found in Our Story,
the Museum of the albemarle's main exhibit.
Though owned by Emilie Cowand, the book was signed by her brother David
of Company L, 12th NC Regiment (2nd Regiment NC Volunteers) as he left
for the “Field of Battle”. David participated in the Battle of
Gettysburg and later surrendered and was paroled at Appomattox
Courthouse on April 12, 1865.