Jane Yates Smith Goelet
Featured Character – The Home Front
Rogers and Edward Buncombe Goelet
of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Southern
Historical Collection, Goelet/Buncombe Papers #1112A and Chris Barber
John Edward Buncombe and Jane Yates
Smith had six children, three
of which served in the Civil War.
Goelets lived at Buncombe Hall in Washington
County on Kendricks
John "Bunk" or
"Jack" Buncombe Goelet was born in 1836 and enlisted in the 3rd
Alabama Infantry during the Civil War.
He died of wounds received at the Battle of Malvern Hill,
Edward Buncombe Goelet was born in 1840 and enlisted in 1861 at Union City,
into Mallett’s Battalion, North Carolina Camp Guards. He was later
to the 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy
Artillery and then to the
Acting Adjutant in the Artillery Corp of the Army of Tennessee. In an
letter home to his mother and sister, Edward wrote of the Battle of
Tennessee while he served with Cheatham’s Division of the Army of Tennessee.
“Frank” Heath Goelet joined the Confederate Army in 1864 in Mississippi.
He was a part of Fenner’s Battery, Smith’s Brigade
Artillery from Louisiana. Frank was paroled in 1865
at the age of