Confederate home, headquarters torn down in eastern NC

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KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A house in North Carolina that was the home of a lieutenant of the Confederate Army and headquarters for a general of the Confederate Army is no longer standing.

The Kinston Free Press reports the Robert Bond Vause House lay in a rubble last week in the Wyse Fork Battlefield. It once was a candidate for the National Register of Historic Places but no longer met the requirements.

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Confederate Army Lt. Robert Bond Vause owned the house during the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Fort Anderson in 1862. Local Civil War historian Dennis Harper says the house also was headquarters for Confederate Army Gen. Robert Ransom Jr.

Experts say the house was in disrepair and would have been too expensive to save.