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From: "Carl Oehmann" <>
Subject: Re: [NCWAKE] Total Eclipse of the Sun -- Wake/Johnston Co. NC
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 06:03:42 -0500
References: <20070729.064916.-277391.2.bapace2@juno.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070729.064916.-277391.2.bapace2@juno.com>


She link below.

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/JSEX/JSEX-NA.html

I etered coordinates for both Raleigh and Smithfield and found there was a
total eclipse on 24 June 1778.

-Carl Oehmann
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From: "Betty A. Pace" <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 5:21 AM
Subject: [NCWAKE] Total Eclipse of the Sun -- Wake/Johnston Co. NC


>
> Does anyone know what year the sun was totally eclipsed in the vicinity
> of Wake or Johnston Co. NC? Is there a web site that would give this
> information?
>
> I have the Revolutionary War Pension Application of James Hall of
> Johnston Co., NC. In it he says that he enlisted in the 10th Regiment of
> the NC line under Capt. Alsa High.(enlisted for period of nine months).
> He could not remember the exact year but said it was the year in which
> the sun was totally eclipsed--this was either in the county of Wake or
> the county of Johnston in NC.
>
> Part of his enlistment was under Captains Ramsey and Quinn. He was
> discharged in SC when his enlistment was up. He later re-enlisted but I
> don't know how long after his first discharge occurrred. He re-enlisted
> as a substitute for a fellow in Franklin Co. NC..
>
> Does anyone know what year the sun was totally eclipsed in the vicinity
> of Wake or Johnston Co. NC? Is there a web site that would give this
> information? The pension application says the first enlistment was in
> the later stages of the American Revolution--that would make it in the
> late 1770s or early 1780s.
>
> Betty Pace
>
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