Thank you for allowing me to be a member of the forum. I am also a member of the Northeast NC and Brownwater Navy forums. We need some new members. I live in NC, where my parents were born. On each side of my parent's families, I descended from the two Old Salems from both sides of my family. I was born in California between Sacramento and San Francisco, and spent most of my life there, mostly in the southern part, until I was nearly 14, so I also consider it "home". I am a member of the Salisbury Confederate Prison Association and have participated in two diggings. I was one of Mr. Howard England's "sandhogs" in the early days of diggings at Fort Taylor, Key West, where I was stationed. I just want to say that if no one has noticed yet, the sailor on the USS HUNCHBACK is reading THE PRESBYTERIAN. Has anyone noticed? Thank you. I worked with my camera a bit. Please tell me if I am wrong. My great great grandfather that I joined the UDC under was Charles Rothrock. He was a member of the 33rd NC, Co. I, and was wounded three times during the war. He spent time in hospitals and I have all of his records. Upon his last trip out to Fort Monroe, following his capture at Petersburg, after being wounded, he was transported on THE HERO OF JERSEY, a hospital ship. This is according to the records from the National Archives, which can be found on Fold 3. I often wondered what it was like on that ship. If it WAS an Army ship, did it have a Navy crew? There is much to tell about Grandpa Rothrock. My grandfather knew him well, until he himself was almost 30 years of age. He left me his photograph, and I first shared it on Fold 3 for other Rothrock people to remember, copy, and for all to share.