Thursday, November 18, 2010

A look around the Old North State

It appears that a United States flag that flew above Fort Fisher in 1865 is coming up for auction. You can learn more and see some pictures, here.

The Greensboro News and Record has an interesting article on Stoneman’s Raid, and the new book by Chris Hartley. Check it out here.

Also related to Stoneman’s Raid is a story from Statesville about a missing marker, one of the markers recently installed as a part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails program. It seems that the Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau chose not to pay the $200 a year fee and the Program came and got the marker. Wow, a Visitors Bureau not that interested in doing things that brings visitors… Check out the article here.

A very interesting article on Thomas F. Drayton, a Confederate officer, and his brother, Percival Drayton, a US Navy Officer, can be found here. Thomas Drayton moved to Mecklenburg County after the war. The brothers fought against each other at the battle of Port Royal, South Carolina.

Local Reenactors and SCV Members held a living history for McDowell County students recently at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort. Learn more here.

An article that looks at the dismal lack of funding for the Civil War Sesquicentennial can be found here.

The Triangle Business Journal has an article about upcoming Sesquicentennial events in North Carolina. You can learn more here.

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