Wednesday, June 02, 2010

News and Notes

Let’s see what is going on around the Tar Heel state.

The blog North Carolina Miscellany reports that Lewis Leary, a free-black man that hailed from Fayetteville and died fighting with John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, will be honor with a state historical marker. See the complete list here.

A good description of North Carolina’s largest Memorial Day parade can be found here, in the Winston-Salem Journal. By the way, Thomasville is the site of the parade.

Information about Alamance County’s inclusion on the North Carolina Civil War Trail map can be found here.

The Charlotte Post has an article about efforts of people in Union County to have a monument placed on the courthouse grounds honoring black Confederates. You can read more here.

There is a interesting post on John Everette Page, who fought in the 51st North Carolina, on this blog.

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