While watching the film, I was reminded that Josephus Daniels (1862-1948), at just two years old, was taken to live on Ocracoke after Washington, NC was burned during the Civil War. Until the war ended he lived with his family in a house (which is no longer standing) directly across the road from the Community Store.
In 1913 Josephus Daniels was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson.
|Josephus Daniels, Jr.|
You can read more about Josephus Daniels and the Civil War in eastern North Carolina here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022112.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092114.htm.