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My new book. “A Snapshot of Kinston & Lenoir County During the Civil War” has been released as of Oct. 13, 2022. This 68 page illustrated compendium offers a highly visual and concise narrative of Lenoir County and Kinston during the Civil War-era. New research has enhanced the story of African Americans, both enslaved and free in the county. The book contains a plethora of great photos, including the invaluable 1884 photos taken by William Reed.

Currently available to order online for $12.00 and at local retailers in Kinston, including the CSS Neuse bookstore, Queen St. Deli. and others.

The book can also be ordered via mail. Send check for $12.00 to Cliff Tyndall, 1185 Brougham Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412. Price includes shipping and handling.

Available for $12.00

Reprint of 2003 local best selling book on Lenoir County, N.C.
Heavily cited history of the Civil War in Lenoir County, N.C. based on Cliff Tyndall masters thesis in history at East Carolina University.

A companion to the 2006 full-length history; extensive photos with driving tour.

Appox. 27pgs. New in 2018!!

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Greetings From Camp Davis is the first full-length history of the now-vanished WWII Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center at Holly Ridge, NC. The book is based on oral history interviews, government records, period newspapers and journals, correspondence, and original photographs. The author, Cliff Tyndall, a History and Geography Instructor at Bladen Community College, spent almost ten years researching and gathering the historical data, photographs, and memorabilia needed to successfully pen this work

The book covers the entire history of Camp Davis from conception and selection of Holly Ridge to construction, military training and operations, to the final closure and abandonment of the facility. Camp Davis was originally designated a Coast Artillery Training Center, but by early 1942 it had separated from that service branch to become the nation’s premier Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center. For a few brief months in its early operation in 1941, Camp Davis featured all three principal segments of Coast Artillery: Seacoast Defense, Barrage Balloons, and Antiaircraft Artillery.