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marshall is the first township of madison county which was formed out of parts of buncombe county and yancey county in 1851. the county is named after president james madison (1809 – 1817) and after its previous incarnation as lapland the town itself was named after us chief justice john marshall. in january 1863 during the american civil war marshall was raided by a band of union sympathisers and confederate deserters looking for salt to see them through the winter. the band were later caught by a confederate regiment and slaughtered in what became known as the shelton laurel massacre. the event outraged the north carolina governor zebulon b. vance and solicitor augustus merrimon and was published in newspapers across the northern states and as far away as europe. the incident destroyed the military career of lieutenant james a. keith who ordered the massacre however he was never brought to justice.

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I'm Patrick here are some of my pictures. I love taking pictures of things, mainly of things rather than people, i think this is because i hate having my picture taken and don't want to put other people in the same position. Also i hate asking folk to pose for shots i think it can really play up to peoples vanity. Still thats not to say that i wont someday take pictures of people, i just don't fancy it right now. I lived in London for about six years, there's just so much happening at a really hectic pace, almost out of control, teetering on the edge of chaos and oblivion, i miss it everyday the people and the places. I now live in the lake district which is impossibly beautiful and an incredibly inspiring place to be. The pace of life is still and sleepy a far reach from my previous life, but interjected with moments of exhilaration and adrenaline, its an interesting combination. If you like my photos or want to ask me any questions or perhaps would even like to buy some prints then please get in contact.
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