Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NC: War Comes to Laurinburg - 1865

Via Bernhard

Saturday, 18 March 2017:10AM to 5PM

An Annual War Between the States Living History and Reenactment - Free Admission

The Historic John Blue House, 13040 X-Way Road, Laurinburg, NC.  10AM to 5PM

Periodic artillery firing and skirmishes, Gen. W.J. Hardee’s Field HQ’s and staff.

CSA Surgeon/Field Hospital display, Youth CSA Enlistment Table, Certificates, and Organized Drills.

The Sons of Mars NC Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp will discuss local men and regiments they served in.

Lectures and Presentations:

“Cruelty in Northern Prison Camps During the War,” historian and author Richard Triebe of Wilmington.

“On Sherman’s Flanks: Gen. Joe Wheeler’s Cavalry in the Carolinas,” historian and author Keith Jones of Burlington.

“The Hard Hand of War Comes to Laurinburg” historian Bernhard Thuersam of Wilmington.

A 5PM artillery salute to North Carolina veterans will close the day’s events.

This event is sponsored by the Scotland County Tourism Development Commission, Scotland County Historical Properties Commission, Griffin Estep Group Insurance, Cape Fear Historical Institute, Sons of Mars Camp, NC Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Scotland County Genealogical Society.

For more info, email or 910.619.4619

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