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Signature of James L. Dusenbery and several photographs artistically combined.

Harriss, William White

William White Harriss (1824-1901) of Wilmington, NC, was the son of Mary Priscilla Jennings (1802-1879) and physician William James Harriss (1798-1839). He entered the University in 1838, joined the Dialectic Society, and graduated in 1842. He received his MD from the University of New York in 1846 and in 1848 married Caroline Matilda Brown (1831-1891), with whom he had four children. White served as a surgeon in the Confederate army, remaining behind in Wilmington, NC, to care for wounded soldiers when the city was evacuated in 1865.

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