Friday, July 31, 2015

On the road in August

Things are slowing down just a little over the next month. If you are out and about, please come join me!
August 1 - Ft. Fisher - 2:00 pm
August 4 - Pvt. Lorenzo Bennett Camp SCV, Bennett Place, Durham
August 6 - 47th Regiment NC Troops Camp, SCV, Wake Forest
August 7-9 - Emerging Civil War Conference, Fredericksburg, VA
August 10 - Big Ivy Mountain Guard Camp, SCV, Barnardsville
August 11 - Tour for the Beech Mountain Club
August 13 - Southminster Retirement Community, Charlotte
August 17 - Mitchell County and the Civil War, Spruce Pine Public Library, 6:30 pm
August 18 - Col. John B. Palmer Camp, SCV, Burnsville
August 20 - Moses Wood Camp, SCV, Gaffney, SC
August 24 - Avery County and the Civil War, Public Library, Newland, 6:30 pm
August 25 - Gen. William Kirkland Camp, SCV, Chapel Hill

August 31 - Yancey County and the Civil War, Public Library, Burnsville, 6:30 pm

Monday, July 27, 2015

Putting little pieces together

I've been working on the story of the band of the Thirty-third regiment today. It is at times frustrating that someone can write an entire book on the band of the 26th NCT, and yet I can only come up with a paragraph on the band of the 33rd NCT. Both bands primarily came from Forsyth County.....

I have said many times that the work I do is like a massive jigsaw puzzle, except I will never have all of the pieces. And that is just what it is: pieces. For example. Julius F. Stauber served in Company I, 33rd North Carolina Troops. He was an original member of the band. In August 1862, he died of disease in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

It appears that many of band members in the 33rd NCT were members of Bethania Moravian Church. Their pastor during the war was Jacob Siewers. He recorded in his diary on December 12, 1862: "Samuel Stauber returned this afternoon with several others from Virginia with their deceased sons." The 1860 Forsyth County Census shows a Samuel Stauber with a son named Julius.

Pieces.... That is all I have. Just pieces.....