Hall of Heroes
Kinston Civil War
The North Carolina Council of State may have
used this room when Secretarty of
State James Glasgow occupied
the building after Governor Caswell moved the
to Kinson during the American Revolution.
A portrait of William Lenoir hangs above one of the Great Rooms Mantles. Lenoir County which was created in 1791 from the old Dobbs County
was named for William Lenoir, a hero of the battle of Kings Mountain.
A portrait believed to be Richard Caswell hangs over one of the mantles in the great
room. There is a fireplace and Mantle at each end of the room. Richard Caswell bought Harmony Hall from the builder,
Jesse Cobb the same year he was chosen by the General Assembly
to become the first
Governor of independent North Carolina. This copy of Caswell's portrait is
taken from an old locket miniature held by his decendants. Another copy is on
file at the North Carolina Division of Archivesand History