Been a while, but as many of you know, I’ve been a little busy. I will start off with this: I spoke to the Ross Camp, SCV, in Charlotte last evening. At my table was a 95 year old gentleman, who, in 1929, was a boy scout in Charlotte during the United Confederate Veteran Reunion. He recalled helping the old Confederate veterans around town, and on and off street cars. It was a real treat. On to the news.
The project by the state to get a count of the number of North Carolina soldiers who died during the war is still getting press. Check out this piece in the Fayetteville Observer here.
A portion of Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville, where the first Confederate Monument in the state was erected, will be getting a new fence. Learn more here.
A brief mention of a few North Carolinians that served in the 1st United State Colored Troops, can be found in this article from the Charleston Post and Courier.
Interested in local history? Check out this great article on the local history collection at the library in Morganton/Burke County.