Henry (Harry) King Burgwyn, Boy Colonel of the Confederacy, 26th N.C. Troops... moments from being mortally wounded at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. By Don Troiani.
Gentlemen and Ladies,
This is a long-overdue thank you for your service to North Carolina and support of the 2011-2015 War Between the States Sesquicentennial website and its efforts to inform and educate North Carolinians, and the world, of the “Unsurpassed valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty,” and sacrifices, of North Carolinians during those four years of struggle for political independence. Without your encouragement, support and good wishes over the past five years, this website would not have been possible and the public would have received only a one-sided story of the conflict. Please accept my heartfelt thanks!
Also, though the official period of the Sesquicentennial is over, I plan to keep the website online for an undetermined period to provide an educational tool for those wanting to know more about North Carolina’s role in the war, and if you want to make any suggestions for improving or adding content please do.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty""The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"