High school teacher Christopher M. Watford is a member of the Central Piedmont Historic Preservation Association and the Davidson County (North Carolina) Civil War Roundtable. He lives in the Light area near Thomasville, North Carolina.
"You will perceive by this I am at least in the Confederate service.... Since I have been here I have had a severe sickness but am glad to say at present I am well though I fear my sickness would have incapacitated me for active service.... In all probability our regiment will be stationed here permanently for the winter to guard the bridge across the Watauga River..." - Private John H. Phillips, Company E, 62nd Regiment NC Troops, Camp Carter, Tennessee, October 13, 1862."