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Accession 323

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Lineberger Family Papers consist entirely of photocopies of original correspondence, poems, newspaper clippings, photographs, and financial records. The collection also includes photocopies of original American Civil War era records including confederate correspondence, pay rolls, medical records, duty rosters, enlistment records and company rolls related to American Civil War. The bulk of the collection focuses on Company C 28th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers and its captain, Thomas James Lineberger (1838-1928), who was awarded the Southern Cross and is an excellent source for North Carolina History during the Civil War. Thomas James Lineberger moved to Rock Hill, SC and is buried at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill along with his wife Zuleika McCombs Lineberger (1848-1919).

Also included is a genealogy of the Lineberger family descended from John Lineberger (1771-1854) and his first wife Katherine Miller. Of special interest is a signed order issued by General Robert E. Lee dismissing his troops.


The Lineberger Family Papers were donated to the Archives on May 13, 1980, by Ward Britton Lineberger.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Lineberger Family Papers - Accession 323