More theft near Fayetteville.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Willie Millinder filed claim #10955 with the Southern Claims Commission.  He lived and farmed about 17 miles north of Fayetteville.  He was 59 and was born free in Lenoir County.  Soldiers camped about a mile from his home took his property.  He complained to three men wearing swords, but they did nothing.

One witness to Millinder’s loyalty, John Easom, testified that he himself had been a Confederate soldier but had deserted in 1864 and converted his sympathies to the union cause.