Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Occupied Beaufort, North Carolina

Thanks to Civil War Interactive Blue-Gray Daily site for alerting me to this story.

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort is opening a new exhibit this coming Saturday, September 24th, called "Watched by Sound and Sea: Occupied Beaufort, 1862."

It will include artifacts and hands-on features. The unfortunate town was occupied by Union troops for the rest of the war.

There will be a lecture by Judson Browning, author of the The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Runding, Beaufort, NC 1862-1865.

The following month, Chris Meekins of the North Carolina State Archives will present a talk on "North Carolina Unionists" about a resident of Elizabeth City who was forced to pick sides during the war and what happened as a result.

Sounds Like Interesting Talks and Exhibvit. --Old B-Runner

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