Friday, March 25, 2011

Now That's Some Civil War Sesquicentennial Stuff

The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina definitely is putting on the commemoration show for the war.

Opening on the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, April 12th, is a new exhibit "Civil War: Troops and Hoops." It runs to August 1st. Maybe I'll get to see it this summer.

Then, May 22nd, there will be two Cemetery Walks of the Old Section at Willowdale. This is where numerous Confederate veterans are buried, a Confederate Mound where several hundred soldiers who died at the nearby Battle of Bentonville as well as the grave of the Confederate from Texas.

Then, there will be three speakers who will talk about various aspects of the Civil War.

MAY 3RD: John Peacock "James Longstreet: Scalawag or Scapegoat."

MAY 24TH: Stacy Jones "Goldsboro Rifles." This was the company of Confederates raised from the area.

MAY 31ST: Benny Pearce "Battle of Averasboro"

JUNE 7TH: Chris Fonvielle and John McAden "Lewis Froelich: Arms Maker to the Confederacy." I know Chris Fonvielle, having met him at the old Blockade-Runner Museum in Carolina Beach. He is now a professor of history at UNC-Wilmington and has written several books on Wilmington and the war.

Civil War and More. --Old B-Runner

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