Monday, May 26, 2014

"Jefferson Davis - Unionist": NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Lecture 3 June 2014

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North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
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Jefferson Davis: Unionist” will be the topic of NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Chair, Bernhard Thuersam, at 6PM on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 in the Allred Banquet Room, K&W Cafeteria, I-40 Exit 143, Burlington, North Carolina – and in observance of President Davis’s birthdate.  

Mr. Thuersam will also provide updates of the 2015 NC WBTS Sesquicentennial series of unique and timely North Carolina living histories and reenactments in Fayetteville, Duplin, Averasborough, Bentonville and Greensboro: “Fields of Valor -  Defending North Carolina – 1865.”

Supper is on your own – the Allred Banquet Room is in the rear of the Dining Room. Please email for more information and directions.  The sponsor of the event is the Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp, No. 813, Graham.

"I tried in all my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, and for 12 years, I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not.  The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self-government.

We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have . . . Slavery never was an essential element.  It was the only means of bringing other conflicting elements to an earlier culmination.  It fired the musket which was already capped and loaded.  There are essential differences between the North and the South that will, however this war may end, make them two nations . . ."  
--President Jefferson Davis, July 1864

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