Confederate army veteran – and slave





Wary Clyburn, the Confederate army veteran, puts a new face on an old standard for which we can measure our character. He was brave and loyal.

Clyburn was a slave.

He was born about 1841 in Lancaster County, S.C., records show. He died in 1930 in Union County, where he moved after the war.

He was honored as a Civil War hero Friday during a ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe. Members of N.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans sponsored the event, along with the City of Monroe. Mayor Bobby Kilgore declared it Wary Clyburn Day.



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