Thursday, April 7, 2016

NC: “War Comes to Laurinburg - 1865” - 9 April 2016 - A War Between the States Living History and Reenactment, Free Admission

The Historic John Blue House, 13040 X-Ray Road, Laurinburg, NC.  11AM to 5PM

Periodic artillery firing, Gen. W.J. Hardee’s HQ’s and staff, artillery/infantry skirmishes, CSA Surgeon and Field Hospital display, Youth CSA Enlistment Table, Drills and Certificates.  The Sons of Mars NC SCV Camp will discuss local men and the companies and regiments they served in. Bring your children to be enlisted in the Sons of Mars and Scotch Boys – Youth Infantry Charge before skirmishes.

Lectures and Presentations:

“Civilians in Sherman’s Path,” acclaimed author Karen Stokes of Charleston.

“War Comes to Laurinburg – The Carolina Campaign and the Cowan House.” Wilmington historian Bernhard Thuersam.

“When the Yankees Come – North Carolina Slaves Remember Sherman.” Columbia author Paul C. Graham.

A 5PM artillery salute to North Carolina veterans will close the day’s events.  The Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery.

This event is sponsored by the Scotland County Tourism Development Commission, Scotland County Historical Properties Commission, the Cape Fear Historical Institute, the Sons of Mars NC SCV Camp, Scotland County Genealogical Society, and GriffinEstep Benefit Group, Inc.  For more info, email or call 910.619.4619.

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