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FOUR CARROLL BROTHERS -- CSA Luther Rice Carroll James Thomas Carroll John Lemuel Carroll Owen Judson Carroll Newspaper article from the Raleigh Standard, July 10, 1861 North Carolina Boys “Our good old State is not yet understood by our neighbors. We boast not of our chivalry, nor of our F. F. V’s, but we have got the bone and sinew, and the mind in our men, and the stuff in our soil to make our blessed old State, second to none of her sisters.” THE NORFOLK HERALD: had the following----“THERE ARE GIANTS IN THESE DAYS” “We yesterday gazed with astonishment at the tallest specimen of humanity that we have ever seen going at large. He was 6 feet 11 inches in height, and otherwise well proportioned, though only 23 years of age, he looked as he could take a live YANKEE by the nape of the neck and shake the life out of him in no time at all. He is the youngest of 3 brothers, all residents of Duplin county, North Carolina, and all Equaling him in eight. They have come to Norfolk to fight the Yankees, and if that race of bipeds will only give them a change no doubt these sons of Anak will make them hear thunder. These men would, we think, compare favorably with those, which Caleb and Joshua saw in the land of “Canaan.” Note: this article was written before the 4th brother Owen Judson Carroll joined the CSA. JOHN LEMUEL CARROLL John Lemuel Carroll was born 21 December 1836 in Duplin co., North Carolina, the son of John Durham Carroll and Zilphia Chesnutt and the Grandson of Jesse Carroll, RS. John was in the 43rd. North Carolina Regiment. He was married to Sarah Griselle Mitchell. John Lemuel died 21 June 1895, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was a minister. John Lemuel was my Great Granduncle.