Monday, August 10, 2015

NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

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"


  1. Thanking us...thank him. We need more of this and less of the BLM BS!

    1. Indeed and he earns all the credit, but was being gracious acknowledging these. :)

      The Sesquicentennial Commission:

      Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
      Executive Director, Cape Fear Historical Institute
      Wilmington, North Carolina

      Daniel Bolick, Vice Chairman
      Commander, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

      Claremont, North Carolina
      Thomas Smith, Jr.
      Past Commander, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
      Raleigh, North Carolina

      Bruce Tyson
      Past Commander, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
      Fayetteville, North Carolina

      Frank Powell
      Past Commander, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
      Wake Forest, North Carolina

      Mitchell Scott Flinchum
      Burlington, North Carolina

      E. Randolph Williams
      Snow Hill, North Carolina

      Steven Kropelnicki, Jr. Esq.
      Asheville, North Carolina

      Kelly Atkins Hinson
      Sanford, North Carolina

      Michael C. Tuggle
      Charlotte, North Carolina

      Peter J. Kauffman
      Southern Pines, North Carolina

      Brock Townsend
      Cape Carteret, North Carolina

      Wayne Newnam
      Rocky Mount, North Carolina

      Carlton Huffman
      Granite Falls, North Carolina

      Marcus Norton
      Laurel Hill, North Carolina

      Brenda Chambers McKean
      Timberlake, North Carolina

      Thomas Jolly
      Tabor City, North Carolina

      Keith Jones
      Graham, North Carolina

      Mike Ross
      Duck, North Carolina

      W.S. Jackson
      Godwin, North Carolina

      James Isaac Metts
      Hampstead, North Carolina

      Benajah Eure
      Angier, North Carolina

      Hosea M. Ray
      Fayetteville, North Carolina