Asheville Citizen, April 26, 1965




Paul A. Rockwell

Col. Paul Ayres Rockwell (1889 – 1985), a past president of WNCHA, was presented the award in 1965 for his role in commemorating the Battle of Asheville, fought near the end of the Civil War on April 6, 1865. In August 1914, Paul Ayres Rockwell and his brother, Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Americans of French extraction, volunteered to fight for France in the coming war (World War I).