Wednesday, March 17, 2010

News and notes...

I guess since there is so much going on within the Tar Heel state right now concerning the War, it might be good to have one of our “look arounds”.

There is an article this morning in the Raleigh News and Observer about the new statue of General Joseph Johnston on the Bentonville battlefield. Check out the article here.

You can find information here about events commemorating the 148th Anniversary of the Battle of New Bern, and some special tours they are doing.

There is also a living history coming up in April in Raleigh on the grounds of the capital. Go to this link for more information.

In a article this morning this is a mention of a school group visiting the Bentonville battlefield today. Check it out here.

On ENC this is more discussion of events going on in New Bern this week. Learn more here.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina by Mark. L. Bradley has won the North Carolinian Society Book Award. You can read the article here.

And, there are numerous articles on the upcoming Bentonville Reenactment. You can check out two here and here.

1 comment:

Michelle Ligon said...

Michael, thanks for this post. I descend from Johnsons in Johnston County, and my mother was born in Bentonville. I feel another bout of research coming on, as I would like to know where or whether Joseph might fit in our family tree!