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19 NC CWGT Homestead Unexpected Guests

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Hidden : 03/03/2015
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Geocache Description:

150 Geocaches have been hidden to guide your exploration of NC as you traverse highways and by-ways across the state as you learn from those fighting and those keeping the home fires burning during the Civil War, 1861 - 1865.

Thirty caches are located in five different regions throughout NC. Instructions for sending the documentation are in the passport. Once all five regions are completed, you have earned a special NC Civil War trackable geocoin. Mail the passport to the address inside the passport – then your passport will be returned with your unique coin.

All of the containers are the same - camouflaged 6 inch PVC tubes - the code word you need for your passport is inside the container on a laminated card and also taped on the container that holds the log sheet. Date your logbook and add your code word in the numbered area for the cache. As the containers may become over tightened, carry a TOTT to ease the opening process.

Passports will be available at the event, some Civil War Museums in NC, and via mail if you send me you address or you can download your passport here.



The Homestead Unexpected Guests:

The Homestead was the home of Dr. William R. Holt, one of antebellum North Carolina's most versatile and talented men, with interests in medicine, agriculture, education, religion, transportation and manufacturing. In May 1865, when Dr. Holt learned that Federal forces were approaching Lexington, he left to secure his plantation, Linwood, while his wife, Louisa Holt, remained here with their children. Union Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick and the 9th Pennsylvania Calvary soon arrived in Lexington to patrol the county and establish order as Reconstruction began in the South. To safeguard her home from possible destruction, Mrs. Holt offered it to Kilpatrick as his headquarters. His staff officers immediately placed a United States flag at the gate and posted sentries around the house.

Although the Homestead is a private residence, the Civil War Marker is in the front yard, there is a circular gravel drive accessible from Main Street for visiting and a fence separates the drive and marker from the home.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rlr yriry sbe fubeg pnpuref - rireterra

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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