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“Col. Spear’s Cavalry Passing Through the Swamp” Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
October 24, 1863, p. 65

Courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

Residents of Gates County lost numerous horses when the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry under the command of Colonel Samuel P. Spear came to Gatesville from June 5–7, 1863. They scoured the area for horses, issuing receipts as they went through the town taking them.