Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Looking for NC's Civil War: Alamance Battleground

Mention Alamance, and many people envision the pre-Revolutionary battle that pitted the Regulators against the militia of the governor (British). That in itself is a fascinating story. But the site also has a connection to our own civil war. In April 1865, as elements of Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee retreated west from Raleigh, the 3rd North Carolina Junior Reserves, under the command of Col. John Hinsdale, camped on the old battlefield.  A recent archeological dig produced artifacts from their brief stay, artifacts that are on display inside the visitor center.

Let me encourage you to visit the Alamance Battleground Historic Site. It is well worth your time.

I took this photo in August 2012.

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