Thursday, February 05, 2009

News, notes, and happenings

Folks, I thought we would take a few moments to look around and check on current events relating to the War in the Tar Heels state.

There is an article in ENCToday about the plans to move the original CSS Neuse to new facility. You can read about it here.

This Saturday, living historians from the 1st North Carolina Cavalry will be at the Gov. Aycock birthplace museum in Fremont. For more info, check here.

Also this weekend, the Museum of the Albermarle will hold its annual Civil War Living History. For details, check here.

And, starting next week, and running for six days, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will be displaying three unique items in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. One of those items is the original telegram that Lincoln sent Governor Ellis asking for troops from North Carolina to go into South Carolina and suppress the rebellion. Also, on February 12, the Museum of History is hosting a Symposium on Abraham Lincoln. If you would like more information, check here. (I wonder if my mountain will be thawed out enough for me to attend?)

1 comment:

Don Ernsberger said...

A Speech in Raleigh North Carolina


featuring author Don Ernsberger and his new book ALSO FOR GLORY

Monday February 23, 2009
Cameron Village Library
Downtown Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM
sponsored by the Raleigh CWRT

a meeting of historians and descendants

The most detailed examination of the assault by the men from North Carolina,Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama on July 3, 1863 ever assembled.Research includes reassembly of the total musters of all 23 regiments for both July 1 and July 3. Over 60 photographs.

“It’s not just Pickett’s Charge anymore”