Monday, January 26, 2015

“Generals Hardee and Johnston Meet at Fayetteville, 1865”


North Carolina’s War Between the States Sesquicentennial Events

Saturday, 21 February, Noon to 9PM at Historic Heritage Square, 225 Dick Street, Fayetteville -- $5 General Admission.

On 10 March 1865 General William Hardee and newly-appointed Army of Tennessee commander General Joseph E. Johnston met in Fayetteville to develop a strategy to stop enemy troops invading from South Carolina.  Hardee and his force had recently marched from Cheraw and would soon make a stand at Averysboro.

On Saturday, 21 February, Fayetteville’s Historic Heritage Square will host a unique living history of both generals in addition to infantry and artillery encampments, field hospital and presentations on life on the home front for North Carolina women and children.
 Visitors will experience presentations and vivid living histories of life on North Carolina’s Home Front with Kelly Hinson; author  Author Wade Sokolosky will speak of his book “No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar” which traces events in early 1865 from Fayetteville to the battle of Averysboro.  Candlelight Tours of Heritage Square are offered 6:30PM  to 9PM.

The program is a presentation of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission; all proceeds benefit the Heritage Square Building Preservation Fund.  For more information, email   

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