Second in a series on the 62nd N.C. Infantry, which organized in Waynesville 160 years ago this month.

The 62nd N.C. Infantry, CSA, may not have organized under the most optimistic of circumstances, being mustered after a year of war under the basic warning of “join or be drafted,” but its troops, almost half Haywood County natives, could not have imagined they would be “surrendered,” and that almost all of its deaths would come in a prisoner of war camp.

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