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Obituary of Matthias Manly, Newbern, North Carolina.

The following tribute to an appreciated officer of the company was sent out by the President of the Norfolk Southern Railroad:

"With deep sorrow annoucement is made of the death this afternoon (November 28, 1921) of Capt. Matthias Manly, treasurer of this company and it predecessors in title since the year 1905.

"Starting out early to fight life's battle, he was captain in the Confederate army at the age of seventeen, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, and later made a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island.

"Returning to his native State of North Carolina after the war, he at one time served as postmaster at Newbern and then as mayor of that city. He was treasurer of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad Company, which, by lease, has since become a part of the Norfolk Southern system.

"Of distinguished appearance, possessing a charm of courtly manner now so rarely seen, kindly and considerate of others, unselfish in his devotion to duty, a gentleman always, his passing means the loss of a most valued officer and a friend whose sympathetic interest readily responded to every call."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1922.

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