North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial

 

Monthly Sesquicentennial Events & Observances

 

February 2011 Events:

"Wartime Wilmington Walking Tours"

24-27 February

Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina

Sponsor: Cape Fear Historical Institute

"History of Fort Fisher Group Tours"

25-26 February

Sponsor: Cape Fear Historical Institute

March 2011 Events:

"Averasboro-Bentonville Campaign Group Tour"

2PM, 6 March

Sponsor:  NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Carolinas Campaign, War Between the States Reenactment"

12 & 13 March, gates open at 9AM.

10765 Barker Ten Mile Road, St. Pauls, North Carolina

(Exit 31, Interstate 95 -- follow signs)

Admission $8, Students $5, Children free.

For more info, rebcav1864@aol.com

Sponsored by:

North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps 168 and 216

April 2011 Events:

"Company Shops, The War Years 1861-1865"

1-3 April 2011, Student Day Friday, Living History All Weekend.

10AM-5PM Saturday, 10AM-3PM Sunday

Historic "Downtown Railroad Depot, Burlington, North Carolina

For more info, alboswell@gmail.com

Sponsored by Col. Charles Fisher Camp No. 813, NC Sons of Confederate Veterans

May 2011 Events:

"North Carolina Secession Ordinance Reenactment"

Friday, 20 May, 5PM-9PM

Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory

210 Burgess Street, Historic Downtown Fayetteville

Period Military & Civilian Dress Encouraged

5PM: Enjoy supper at one of Downtown Fayetteville's fine restaurants, tour museums.

7:30PM: Brief historical context of North Carolina's reasons for political separation. Artillery salute.

7:40PM: 1861 City leaders announce the Ordinance of Secession passed by the Legislature.

8PM: Retire to Hay Street shops, restaurants and taverns.

Sponsored by:

Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory & Museum

Cape Fear Historical Institute

Fayetteville Arsenal Camp, North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

Black River Tigers Camp, North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

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"Dedication of the Conserved 23rd North Carolina Regiment Flag"

Saturday, 21 May,  2PM

North Carolina Museum of History

Old Capitol Square

Sponsored by:

North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

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"Raleigh Secession Ordinance Reenactment and Observance"

Saturday, 21 May, 11AM-4PM

Old State Capitol Square

11AM: Reenactment of the Secession Convention in the House Chambers.

11:30AM: Military speeches on the Capitol grounds.

11:45AM: Infantry and Artillery Salutes.

12 Noon: Field Music Concert, 26th North Carolina Regiment Field Band.

12:30PM: History of the North Carolina Secession Convention, Jeff Shepp, Carolina Legion.

2PM: North Carolina military organizations, Greg Mast.

4PM: Programs end.

Sponsored by:

26th North Carolina Regiment

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June 2011 Events:

Community Input & Public Awareness Forum

11AM, 18 June

Southern Pines, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Morrisville Living History"

150th Anniversary of the Organization of the North Carolina Grays/Cedar Forks Rifles

Saturday, 25 June

10AM-5PM

Period Civilian Dress is Encouraged!

Company I, 6th Regiment North Carolina Troops will be honoring the soldiers of that unit.

Morning and Afternoon Company Drill

2PM:

Company Flag Presentation Ceremony at the Page House, Morrisville, by the Ladies of Cedar Fork.

Sponsored by:

Cedar Fork Rifles Preservation Society

For more info contact: wgo6regnc@aol.com

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July 2011 Events:

Too Hot!

August 2011 Events:

Preserving Our Heritage Day at Cedarock Park. Alamance County

Saturday, 27 August

10AM -- 4PM

Period Dress is Encouraged!

Authentic WBTS-Era Recruiting Table presented by Charles Fisher Camp, SCV

WBTS-Era Farming Methods, Produce and Accoutrements

For more info, contact Mitch Flinchum at mflinchum@yahoo.com

CSS Neuse II Tours, Downtown Kinston

Every Saturday, 10AM - 4PM

Corner Herritage and Gordon Streets, Kinston, NC

Visit the world's only full-size replica of a 158' gunboat designed to defend the coast of North Carolina.

Similar to the famed CSS Albemarle, this type ironclad also was found at the Cape Fear River in related versions

known as the CSS North Carolina and CSS Raleigh.

For information: 252.525.1870

 

October 2011 Events:

Wartime Wilmington Group Tour

11AM, 11 October

Wilmington, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Battle of Monroe's Crossroads

October 14,15 & 16

Historic Downtown Clarkton, North Carolina

Friday, 8:30AM-8PM

Saturday, 9AM-9PM

Sunday, 9AM-4:30PM

November 2011 Events:

NC War Between the States Community Input Forum

11AM, 5 November

Burlington, North Carolina

Annual Downtown Holiday Parade & Public Awareness Event

9AM, 19 November

Burlington, North Carolina

Charles Fisher Camp, NC SCV Participant

 

December 2011 Events:

Community Input & Public Awareness Forum

10AM, 13 December

Monroe, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

January 2012 Events

History of Fort Fisher Group Tour

2PM, 14 January

New Hanover County, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

February 2012 Events:

"Fort Anderson/Wilmington Campaign Tour Group"

2PM, 4 February

Brunswick County, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Community Input & Public Awareness Forum"

10AM, 18 February

Goldsboro, North Carolina

NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

March 2012 Events:

"North Carolina's Annual Confederate Flag Day"

2PM, 10 March

Old State Capitol Building

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sponsored by: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

"Secession and Fortification-- Charleston to Wilmington"

7PM, 20 March

Conway, South Carolina

Sponsor: Cape Fear Historical Institute

April 2012 Events:

"North Carolina's War Between the States Sesquicentennial Observance"

7PM, 10 April

Garner, North Carolina

"North Carolina: A State Forced Out of the Union"

7PM, 15 April

North Carolina Forestry Museum

Whiteville, North Carolina

May 2012 Events:

"Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

11AM, 5 May

Worthington Cemetery, Whiteville, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: H.K. Edgerton

Sponsored by: Columbus County Volunteers, NC Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

"Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

6PM, 10 May

Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sponsored by: JEB Stuart Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

June 2012 Events:

"Community Input and Public Awareness Forum"

3PM, 23 June

Clayton, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

July 2012 Events:

"Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry at the Battle of Big Bethel"

6PM, 2 July

Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory

Historic Downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry

 

August 2012 Events:

"Wilmington During the Secession Crisis - 1860-61 "

6PM, 6 August

Bluewater Restaurant Conference Room

Wilmington, North Carolina

"Southern Hospitality Social Event"

Generals and Belles in Period Dress

6PM -9PM, 7 August

Bellamy Mansion, Historic Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

Sponsor: The American Institute of Building Design

 

"The North Carolina Connection: Southern Agents in Canada"

7PM, 21 August

Wendell, North Carolina

Sponsor: NC Sons of Confederate Veterans, Wendell, North Carolina

 

September 2012 Events:

"The North Carolina Connection: Southern Agents in Canada"

7PM, 6 September

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sponsor: Horry County Heritage Society

"From Fort Fisher to Elmira, the Fate of Southern POW's"

Author Richard Triebe

3PM, 9 September

Whiteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: Columbus County Volunteers, NC SCV

"Eighth Annual Reenactment at Campbellton Landing"

Meet General Joseph E. Johnston Inspecting Defenses

9AM-5PM, 29-30 September

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina Naval Squadron

October 2012 Events:

"A Living History Event: Meet General Joseph E. Johnston"

Commander of Confederate Forces at Bentonville

9AM-6PM, 13 October

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Murfreesboro Historical Association

"Tour and Overview of Wilmington Defenses 1861-65"

Meet Major-General Robert F. Hoke

Wilmington Environs, Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson

Saturday, 20 October

Sponsor: NCWBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

 

November 2012 Events:

"Battle of Fort Branch"

10AM-6PM, November 2-4

Hamilton, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina Naval Squadron

"Colfax Persimmon Festival"

NCWBTS Sesquicentennial Commission Public Awareness

10AM-4PM, November 3

Oak Ridge, North Carolina

Sponsor: NCWBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Annual Downtown Holiday Parade & Public Awareness Event"

9AM, 17 November

Burlington, North Carolina

Sixth North Carolina Regiment and Col. Charles F. Fisher (right)

Charles Fisher Camp, NC SCV Participant

 

December 2012 Events:

"A North Carolina Christmas, 1862"

Thursday, 20 December, 6PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 1525 Flora Avenue, Burlington

"Diary and Letter Readings, Soldiers and Those at Home"

Sponsor: Graham Chapter, North Carolina UDC

 

January 2013 Events:

"Northern Cotton Mills and Southern Cotton"

3 January, 7PM

Big D's BBQ Restaurant

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sponsor: Horry County Cons of Confederate Veterans

"Annual Birthday Observance of General Robert E. Lee"

Saturday, 19 January, 2PM

Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsors: North Carolina Daughters of the Confederacy; Military Order of the Stars & Bars

 

February 2013 Events:

"Gen. Robert F. Hoke, The Stonewall of Forks Road "

Reenactment of the Battle of Forks Road, February 1865

Saturday & Sunday, 9 & 10 February

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC  

(See -- http://www.cfhi.net/TheBattleofForksRoad.php)

Sponsor: Cameron Art Museum

"Breakfast on the Ironclad CSS Neuse II "

Saturday, 16 February, 7-11AM

Corner Heritage and Gordon Streets, Historic Downtown KInston

Enjoy breakfast aboard the full-size replica of the CSS Neuse

(See www.ncwbts150.com "At Sea" page)

Reenactment and weapons/equipment displays.

Sponsors: CSS Neuse II Foundation

Information: 252.560.2150

 

March 2013 Events:

"North Carolina's Annual Confederate Flag Day "

Saturday, 2 March, 2PM

House Chambers, Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Gene Hogan, SCV National Heritage Officer

Sponsors: North Carolina Daughters of the Confederacy; North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

"The Occupation of New Bern "

Saturday & Sunday, 9 & 10 March

Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina

Meet General D.H. Hill (Doug Batson), enjoy tours and reenactors.

(See www.ncwbts150.com "At War" page -- "New Bern")

Sponsor: Tryon Palace

"The Columbus County Volunteers at Southern Farm Days"

Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 March, All Day

Lake Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home

Various NC unit reenactors, WBTS Interpreters and Genealogy Booth

Sponsor: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 794, Columbus County Volunteers

"Tarheels: Soldiers of the Old North State"

Saturday 23 March, 10AM-4PM

Sunday 24 March, 10AM-3PM

Company I, 6th North Carolina State Troops Encampment

Book Signing, Author Michael C. Hardy

Admission free, donations graciously accepted

Sponsor: Bennett Place Historic Site

 

April 2013 Events:

"Carolinas Campaign, War Between the States Reenactment"

Photo

 

"North Carolina, A State Forced Out of the Union"

7PM, 11 April

Raleigh, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsored by the Samuel A. Ashes Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

 

"Clenny Creek Day at the Bryant House"

North Carolina Troops Encampment, Living History, Period Musicians, Interpreters

Saturday, 20 April, 10AM-5PM

3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage, NC

Sponsor: Friends of the Bryant House & Moore County Historical Association

"South Carolina's Efforts to Avert a Civil War"

Supreme Court Justice Jams A. Campbell and the Peace Commissioners

Saturday 20 April, 2PM

Burlington, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina"

Saturday-Sunday, 27-28 April

Plymouth, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina Naval Squadron

"Blockade Runners and Confederate Operations in Canada"

Monday, 29 April

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Speaker: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Cape Fear Civic Club

 

May 2013 Events:

"Confederate Veterans Memorial Service at Silent Sam "

Honoring University of North Carolina Students and Faculty Who Fought for NC Independence

Saturday 4 May, 10AM

Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

(near Morehead Planetarium)

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Observance "

Saturday 4 May, 2PM

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Confederate Operations in Canada"

Thursday, 9 May, 7PM

Carthage, North Carolina

Speaker: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Moore County Historical Coalition

"High Point Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May, 7PM

Oakwood Cemetery, High Point

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Lincoln County Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May, 7PM

Lincolnton Court House

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Yancey County Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 11 May, 9AM, Public Welcome

Yancey County Court House, Burnsville

Saturday, 8:30PM

Candlelight Service, Bear Creek Baptist Church, Mitchell County

Sponsor: Camp 1946, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Wilson Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 11 May, 2PM

Public Welcome

Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Statesville Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 11 May, 10AM, Open to Public

Old Court House, Statesville

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Columbus County Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday 11 May, 11AM, Public Welcome

Worthington Cemetery, Whiteville, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Columbus County Volunteers Camp, NC SCV

"Memorial Day Observance, Alamance County Old Courthouse "

Ceremony, Musket Volleys, Interpreters On-Hand

Open to the Public

Saturday 11 May, 9AM-2PM

Graham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Charles F. Fisher Camp, NC SCV

"Goldsboro Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

Sunday, 19 May, 2PM, Public Welcome

Speaker: Keith Rouse

Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Dr. B.T. Person & Goldsboro Rifles Camps, NC SCV

Info: Glenn Fields, 919.778.9565

 

June 2013 Events:

"A State Forced Out of the Union"

Why North Carolina Withdrew from the Founders' Union

Saturday 1 June, 4PM

Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Burlington, North Carolina

Sponsor: North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Tour of General Bryan Grimes Plantation"

Thursday, 13 June, 7PM

Grimesland, (Pitt County) North Carolina

Info: Jackie Haddock, jrhad@live.com

"Refugeeing to the Interior: Families Escaping the War Zone"

Tuesday, 25 June, 7PM

Lumberton, North Carolina

Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Historic Oakwood Cemetery Honors North Carolinians at Gettysburg"

Special Event and Walking Tour

Sunday, 30 June

Raleigh, North Carolina

Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the final resting place of over 1400 North Carolina WBTS veterans,

including 137 re-interred in 1871 from the battle in Pennsylvania. The Cemetery proudly honors

all North Carolina war dear with House of Memory, a historic structure erected

in 1935 at the foot of the Confederate Section.

For more information, contact Robin Simonton: robin@historicoakwood.com

 

July 2013 Events:

CSS Neuse II Tours, Downtown Kinston

Every Saturday, 10AM - 4PM

Corner Herritage and Gordon Streets, Kinston, NC

Visit the world's only full-size replica of a 158' gunboat designed to defend the

coast of North Carolina.

Similar to the famed CSS Albemarle, this type ironclad also was found at the

Cape Fear River in related versions known as the CSS North Carolina and CSS Raleigh.

For information: 252.525.1870

August 2013 Events:

"Alamance County Heritage Festival"

Saturday, 24 August, 10AM - 4PM, Cedar Rock Park

Site is the 1850 farmstead of Jacob Garrett with intact period buildings

Tour and observe life on this antebellum North Carolina farm.

Reenactors, period weaponry and NC recruiting information on site.

Sponsor: Colonel Charles F. Fisher Camp, NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

September 2013 Events:

"Seeking Peace and Independence -- WBTS Peace Conferences"

Sunday, 8 September, 2:30PM

North Carolina Forestry Museum, Whiteville, North Carolina

Public is Invited

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Admission is free

October 2013 Events:

"Alternatives to War: Six Failed Peace Conferences"

Thursday, 3 October, 7PM

Big D's BBQ Banquet Room, Myrtle Beach, SC

Speaker: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Staff

Sponsor: Horry County Rough & Ready SC SCV Camp

Admission is Free

"Misconceptions, Errors and Omissions: The Real Reasons for War"

Monday, 7 October, 7PM

Bluewater Grill, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Murfreesboro War Between the States Living History Program "

12-13 October

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

North Carolina troop encampments, artillery and musket firing.

Meet and speak with Generals Joseph E. Johnston and Robert F. Hoke.

Sponsor: North Carolina Naval Squadron

"Historic Oakwood Cemetery Lantern Walk"

Saturday, 26 October -- 6PM to 10PM

Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

Follow period-attired latern guides through 1400 headstones of North Carolina veterans of the WBTS.

Tours commnece every 15 minutes and each lasts about one hour.

Adults $6, Children ages 6-11, $3 -- Children under 6 free.

All proceeds benefit the continued restoration of Oakwood's Confederate Section.

Sponsor: Col. L.L. Polk Camp, NC SCV

"North Carolina Regimental Encampment & Field Hospital"

25-27 October

Burlington, North Carolina

Special "Lantern Tour" Presentation featuring HK Edgerton and Stan Clardy; admission charged.

Sponsor: Charles Fisher Camp, North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

"War Between the States Living History Encampment & Lantern Tour"

Reenactors interpret camp life and the North Carolina soldier's wartime experiences.

26 & 27 October, 10AM-4PM

Alamance Battleground, Highway 62 South, Burlington

Lantern Tour: Saturday Evening, 7, 8 & 9PM

Admission $6; Children under 6 are free

Call for reservations: 336.227.4785

 

November 2013 Events:

"Conserved North Carolina Regimental Flags Rededication"

Saturday, 2 November

Keynote Speaker: Michael C. Hardy, Historian & Author

North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, North Carolina

"North Carolina's War Between the States Sesquicentennial: An Overview"

Tuesday, 19 November, 7PM

Wendell, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Seqsuicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Wendell Literary and Historical Society

"Parallels Between the Seizures of Fort Caswell and Fort Pulaski"

Thursday, 21 November, 11AM

Madison Square, Savannah, Georgia

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

 

December 2013 Events:

Merry Christmas to All!

 

January 2014 Events:

"An Overview: The North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial Effort"

Monday, 6 January, 7PM

Liberty Hall

Kenansville, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

"Annual Birthday Observance of General Robert E. Lee"

Saturday, 18 January, 2PM

Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Neal Brantley, portraying Gen. Robert E. Lee

Sponsors: North Carolina Daughters of the Confederacy; Military Order of the Stars & Bars

February 2014 Events:

"Wilmington's Confederate Officers: Their Service and Legacy "

Saturday, 15 February, 12:30PM

Raleigh, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Military Order of the Stars and Bars

 

March 2014 Events:

"North Carolina's Annual Confederate Flag Day "

Saturday, 1 March, 2PM

House Chambers, Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Larry E. Norman, Esquire

Public is Invited

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

"Oak Grove Plantation Living History Event at Averasboro "

The House with the Cannonball Holes!

Saturday, 1 March, 10AM-4PM

Sunday, 2 March, 10AM-3PM

8640 Burnett Road, Godwin, North Carolina

(Averasboro Battlefield)

Oak Grove Tours, Food/Vendors, Potter, Blacksmith, Farm Animals

Confederate Encampment, CSA Field Post Office Circa 1865

General William J. Hardee and his Field HQ will be on-site;

General Joseph E. Johnston will be visiting Hardee both days.

$5 Parking Fee

For more information: 910.323.1903

"General Robert F. Hoke at Duplin Roads, 1865 - A Living History"

Tuesday, 25 March -- 6:30PM

Wallace Women's Club, 216 NE Railroad Street, Wallace, North Carolina

Free Admission

Unique l iving history conversation between Gen. Hoke and Duplin merchant Gabriel Boney of the

Wilmington Campaign and battles of Forts Fisher and Anderson, Forks Road, retreat through

Wilmington and Hoke's entrenchments at Rockfish Creek near Duplin Roads.

Sponsor: Cape Fear Historical Institute/NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

More i nformation: bernhard1848@gmail.com

 

April 2014 Events:

"Wilmington's Confederate Officers: Their Service and Legacy "

Thursday, 3 April, 7PM

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Public is Invited

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Horry County Rough & Readys Camp, SCV

"Annual War Between the States Living History at Campbellton Landing"

Confederate troops oppose enemy crossing of the Cape Fear River

Artillery/infantry encampment, relices, interpreters -- cannon-fire all day

9AM-4PM, 12-13 April -- $5 Admission

Generals Joseph E. Johnston and William J. Hardee will be on-site

1122 Person Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina

(South side of eastbound Person Street before crossing Cape Fear River)

Sponsor: NC Light Artillery, Second Company C, "Braddy's Battery"

Information: 910.483.4469

"Clenny Creek Day at the Bryant House & McLendon Cabin"

Saturday, 12 April, 10AM-5PM

Rain Date: Sunday, 13 April Noon-5PM

War Between the States Encampment, Historical Interpreters

3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage, North Carolina

Info -- 910.692.2051

Sponsors: Friends of the Bryant House; Moore County Historical Association

www.moorehistory.com

"Understanding the War Between the States"

1PM, Wednesday, 16 April

Columbus Career and College Academy

Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Speakers: Thomas Jolly and Bernhard Thuersam

NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission Members

"Fifth Annual Gaston County Confederate Heritage Youth Camp"

Saturday, 19 April -- Registration required

330 Lewis Road, Gastonia, North Carolina

Artillery & Infantry Demonstrations, Historic Weapons, Music, Interpreters, Flag Presentations.

Contact Billy Starnes, 704.458.4804 or bstarnes10@carolina.ec.rr.com

Sponsor: Major Charles Q. Petty Camp, NC SCV

Battle of Plymouth Living History Sesquicentennial

Friday Through Sunday, 25, 26, 27 April

Admission $15 for adults; Youth 12-18, $8; children under 12 free with adult admission.

Confederate encampment, artillery, historical interpreters, CSS Albemarle replica.

Generals Robert F. Hoke and Matt Ransom on-site all weekend.

Sponsored by the Washington County History Society and Port o'Plymouth Museum

For More Information: email: headquarters@livinghistoryweekend.org

May 2014 Events:

"Wake Forest Cemetery Walk "

Saturday, 10 May, 9:30AM- 2:30PM

Wake Forest Cemtery, 400 N. White Street

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Sponsor:Forty-seventh NC Troops Camp, No. 166, NC SCV

Info: Frank Powell, fbpowell@bellsouth.net

"A Walk Thru the Past, Old Cemetery at Asheboro"

Saturday, 10 May

Old Cemetery, Corner Salisbury and Church Streets

Asheboro, North Carolina

Speaker/Guide:  Ricky Allred

Infdormation: 336.328.1508, X8508

"Confederate Memorial Day Observance, Beaufort County"

Saturday, 10 May, 10AM

Carteret County Courthouse

Beaufort, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. Stephen Decatur Pool Camp, No. 1597, NC SCV

Info: graysailor@centurylink.net

"100th Year Silent Sam Memorial Ceremony, Chapel Hill"

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Saturday, 10 May, 10AM

Sponsor:  Gen. W. Kirkland Camp, No. 1692, NC SCV

Info: wmcooke1@aol.com

"Durham Comfederate Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May, Noon

Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Pvt. Lorenzo Leigh Bennitt Camp No. 773

Info: nc46e@nc.rr.com

"Charlotte Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May, 2PM

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Road

Charlotte, North Carolina

Sponsor: Stonewall Jackson Camp, No. 23

Info: cmdr23scv@carolina.rr.com

"Confederate Memorial Day Observance, Vance County"

Saturday, 10 May, 2PM

Kittrell Confederate Cemetery, Kittrell, North Carolina

Sponsor: Lt. John T. Bullock Camp, No. 2205, NC SCV

Info: johntbullockscvcamp@gmail.com

"Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Saturday, 10 May, 2PM

Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina

Speaker: Mr. Stan Clardy

Sponsors: Col. L.L. Polk Camp, No. 1486, NC SCV; Ashe & Pettigrew Chapters, NC UDC

"Yadkinville Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Saturday, 10 May, 2PM

Yadkin County Confederate Veteran Memorial, Yadkinville Cemetery

Yadkinville, North Carolina

Sponsor: Yadkin Gray Eagles Camp, No. 1765

Info: ghcheek@earthlink.net

"Wilson Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May, 2PM

Confederate Mound, Wilson City Cemetery

Wilson, North Carolina

Sponsor: Captain Jesse S. Barnes Camp, No. 771

Info: grumpyscv@centurylink.net

"High Point Confederate Memorial Day"

Saturday, 10 May, 3PM

Confederate Monument, Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 312 Montlieu Avenue

High Point, North Carolina

Speaker: Mr. Larry Brandon

Info: ronaldleeperdue@yahoo.com

"Greensboro Annual Confederate Memorial Day Program"

Saturday, 10 May, 6PM

Green Hill Cemetery, 901 Wharton Street

Greensboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. John Sloan Camp, No. 1290, NC SCV

Info: jlfrank1@bellsouth.net

"Annual Lincolnton Confederate Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday, 10 May,7PM

Lincoln County Courthouse, Lincolnton, North Carolina

Speakers, Wreath Laying Ceremony

Sponsor: Gen. R.F. Hoke/Col. W.J. Hoke Camp, NC SCV

Info: aejohnson989@yahoo.com

"Yancey County Memorial Day Observance"

Sunday, 11 May, 9AM, Public Welcome

Yancey County Court House, Burnsville

Evening Candlelight Service at 8:30PM, Bear Creek Baptist Church, Mitchell County

Sponsor: Col. John B. Palmer Camp, No.1946, NC SCV

Info: gregrobinson@frontier.net

"Lexington Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Sunday, 11 May, 2:30PM, Public Welcome

Lexington Cemetery, 400 N. State Street, Lexington

Sponsor:  Davidson Guards Camp, No. 1851, NC SCV; Thirty-eighth North Carolina Troops

Info: purehorsepower1972@yahoo.com

"No Lost Cause: Remembering North Carolina's Patriots of '61"

Monday, 12 May, 7PM

Elks Lodge, High Point, North Carolina

Public is Invited

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsor: Confederate Veterans Historical Honor Society

"Columbus County Memorial Day Observance"

Saturday 17 May, 11AM, Public Welcome

Worthington Cemetery, Whiteville, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Keith Jones, Historian and Author

Sponsor: Columbus County Volunteers Camp, No. 794, NC SCV

Info: ncscv.camp794@gmail.com

"Goldsboro Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Sunday, 18 May, 2PM, Public Welcome

Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Goldsboro Rifles & B.T. Person Camps, NC SCV

Info: gnfields@msn.com

"Annual Dallas Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Saturday, 24 May, 2PM

Old Dallas Courthouse, Dallas, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. William A. Stowe Camp, No. 2142, NC SCV

June 2014 Events

"Opening a Northern Front in 1864: Confederate Agents in Canada"

Wednesday, 25 June, 6PM

South Brunswick Historical Society

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

July 2014 Events:

August 2014 Events:

September 2014 Events:

October 2014 Events:

"Raleigh - North Carolina's War Capital"

Before, During and After the War Between the States

Saturday, 4 October, 10AM; Public is welcome.

Tour Old Capital building, grounds and nearby Confederate points of interest.

Oakwood Cemetery tour, and NC Museum of History with historian Byron Brady.

Meet at Historic Old Capital Square, parking at New Bern Place.

Raleigh,, North Carolina

Sponsors:

47th Regiment NCT; Camp 166, NC SCV

Capt. James I. Waddell Chapter, Military Order of the Stars and Bars

 

Everbody is invited to The Montgomery House Confederate Living History Event on Oct 25 & 26  located at 1069 NC Hwy 73-Mt Gilead N.C., 27306

"Montgomery House Confederate Living History"

25 and 26 October, 10AM - 6PM; Public is welcome.

North Carolina Military & Civilian Reenactors, Interpreters

Historic Montgomery House

1069 NC Highway 73

Mt. Gilead, North Carolina

Sponsor: John A. Lisk Camp, NC SCV

November 2014 Events:

Upcoming WBTS Sesquicentennial Events in 2015

Tuesday, 4 November, 6:30PM

Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Museum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: The NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

 

Upcoming WBTS Sesquicentennial Events in 2015

Thursday, 6 November, 6:30PM

Public is Invited

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sponsor: Horry County Rough & Ready's Camp, SC SCV

"Confederate Harvest Ball & Banquet"

Saturday, 15 November, 7PM

Pine Crest Country Club

Lumberton, North Carolina

A Night of Fellowship, Dining, Entertainment and Remembrance

Period Musical Performance by The Huckleberry Brothers

Tickets $30 per person, advanced sale only, deadline 1 November

Contact Bryan Stanton at 910.231.1114 or mail: POB 3177, Lumberton, NC 28359

Sponsor: Robeson Rifle Guards Camp 216

 

December 2014 Events:

 

"Christmas in Fayetteville, 1864 -- The Homefront"

Saturday, 13 December, 11AM-4:30PM -- 6:30PM-9PM

Heritage Square Historic Complex, 225 Dick Street

Fayetteville, North Carolina

General Admission $5

Reenactors in military and civilian dress, static artillery and infantry displays.

Author Brenda McKean and living historian Kelly Hinson relate the Homefront in North Carolina,

Period Field Hospital and Surgeon, Historical Interpreters.

Hot cider, warm cornbread available for purchase.

Supper Break, 4:30PM-6:30PM -- Enjoy Historic Hay Street restaurants.

Special Evening Candlelight Tours of Heritage Square and the Encampment: $5 Admission.

All proceeds benefit the Woman's Club of Fayetteville Building Restoration Fund.

Sponsors: NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission,

Woman's Club of Fayetteville

 

The War Between the States Sesquicentennial Final Year

"North Carolina Fields of Valor"

January 2015 Events:

"Annual Birthday Observance of General Robert E. Lee"

Saturday, 17 January, 2PM

Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speakers: Authors Walter D. & James R. Kennedy

Sponsors: North Carolina Daughters of the Confederacy; Military Order of the Stars & Bars

 

February 2015 Events:

"Fields of Valor: The North Carolina Campaign -- Generals Hardee & Johnston Meet at Fayetteville"

Saturday, 21 February, Noon to 9PM

Admission $10; $5 for Children -- under 5 Free

Historic Heritage Square, 221 Dick Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Infantry/Artillery Encampment, Surgeon, Field Hospital, Interpreters
Generals Hardee & Johnston Living History
“Women and Children on the North Carolina Home Front,” Kelly Hinson
Author Wade Sokolosky Discusses “Fayetteville During the War”
“Fayetteville Arsenal Display” with historian Jack Wells
Candlelight Tours 6:30PM-9PM

Sponsors:
Historic Heritage Square/Women’s Club of Fayetteville
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission

 

AVERASBOROUGH REENACTMENT RESCHEDULED TO 14/15 MARCH DUE TO WEATHER!

 

 

March 2015 Events

"North Carolina's Annual Confederate Flag Day"

Saturday, 7 March

House Chambers, Old State Capitol Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald Livingston, President, the Abbeville Institute

Public is Invited

Sponsor: North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

"Fields of Valor: The North Carolina Campaign -- General Hoke at Duplin Roads"

Saturday, 7 March, 12PM - 9PM

Historic Railroad Depot

Downtown Wallace, North Carolina

Troop encampment, musket and artillery firing, historical interpreters.

"The War on North Carolina's Home Front" presented by living historians.

"General Robert F. Hoke at Duplin Roads" living history program.

Guided hayride tours to Hoke's Rockfish Creek defensive line.

"Prisoner Exchange at the Cape Fear River," author J. Keith Jones.

Evening narrated candlelight tours of the historic depot and encampment.

Sponsors: Wallace Chamber of Commerce, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Proceeds benefit the Wallace Depot Box Car Restoration.

 

"Fields of Valor: The North Carolina Campaign -- General Hardee's Stand at Averasborough "

14 March - 10AM-5PM; 15 March - 10AM - 3:30PM

Oak Grove Plantation, 8640 Burnett Road (Hwy 82), Godwin, North Carolina

General Admission: $5

150th Observance Battle of Averasborough and Reenactment

1PM Saturday - Flag and Marker Dedication to Southern Troops: Black River Tigers Camp 2152, NC SCV

1:30PM Saturday Battle Reenactment; 2PM Sunday Battle Reenactment

Encampment, Live Artillery Firing, Educational Exhibits and Historical Interpreters

General William J. Hardee Reenactor on site

Living Historian Kelly Hinson: "Women and Children on the home Front"

Fayetteville Arsenal Display by historian Jack Wells

Confederate surgeon and field hospital

Sutlers and Food Vendors on Site

Tours of Historic Oak Grove Plantation House

Tar, Pitch and Turpentine Demonstration with Historian Brian Avery

Authentic Averasborough Battle Relics & Artifact Display with historian John Overby

Sponsors:

Historic Oak Grove Plantation

The North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission

For more information contact Brian Avery at 910.890.0628 or ron Lewis at 910.489.2907

 

 

"Fields of Valor: The North Carolina Campaign -- General Joseph E. Johnston's HQ "

Saturday, 21 March, 6PM-9PM

Hastings House Historic Site

Smithfield, North Carolina

Candlelight Tour of Hastings House and surrounding historic area.

Generals Joseph E. Johnston, Robert F. Hoke and William J. Hardee mingle with visitors.

"Fields of Valor: The North Carolina Campaign -- The Battle of Bentonville "

21/22 March, 10AM - 6PM Daily

General Joseph E. Johnston Statue Memorial Park, Bentonville, North Carolina

11AM, Saturday: Dedication of Confederate Unit Marker commemorating all Southern regiments at Bentonville.

Both days: Many reenactors, memorial and historical interpreters.

Generals Hardee, Johnston and Wheeler on-site for photo opportunities.

Sponsor: Smithfield Camp, NC SCV

 

"General Hardee's March from Charleston to Averasborough"

Monday, 23 March, 7PM

Morris Morgan Entertainment Center, Scotia Village

2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

The topic will cover the March 1865 entry of General William J. Hardee's corps into North Carolina, the enemy

forces following him, and their effect upon the Scotland County region and its people.

Sponsor: Scotland County Genealogical Society

For more information, dburns2@roadrunner.com

 

April 2015 Events:

 

 

May 2015 Events:

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 2 May, 10AM

Old County Courthouse

100 Atkins Street, Dobson, North Carolina

Sponsors: Surry County Historical & Genealogical Society

JEB Stuart Camp 1598, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 2 May, 1PM

Catawba Meadows

Morganton, North Carolina

Sponsor: Burke Tigers Camp 2162, NC SCV

"Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Memorial Day Service"

Saturday, 2 May, 2PM

Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

Sponsors: Col. L.L. Polk Camp, No. 1486, NC SCV; Ashe & Pettigrew Chapters, NC UDC

 

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 2 May, 2PM

Old Courthouse

Dallas, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. William A. Stowe Camp 2142, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Sunday, 3May, 2PM

Oakwood Cemetery, 312 Montlieu Avenue

High Point, North Carolina

Sponsor: Lt. F.C. Frazier Camp, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Friday, 8 May, 6PM

Confederate Mound, Green Hill Cemetery

901 Wharton Street

Greensboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. John Sloan Camp, NC SCV

"Last Shot Fired: The Battle of Waynesville"

Friday, 8 May, 7PM

The Battle of Waynesville and Surrender of the Western North Carolina Army.

Speaker: Jule Morrow, Captain, Twenty-fifth North Carolina State Troops

Shelton House, Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street, Waynesville, North Carolina

info@sheltonhouse.org

Sponsor: Haywood County Tourism Development Authority

See: www.lastshotfired.com

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 9 May, 9AM

Old Courthouse, Graham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp 813, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 9 May, 10AM

Confederate Soldier Statue, McCorkle Place, UNC-CH

Sponsor: Gen. W.W. Kirkland Camp, NC SCV

"Last Shot Fired: Reenactment of the Battle of Waynesville"

Saturday, 9 May, All Day

The Battle of Waynesville and Surrender of the Western North Carolina Army.

Living History Camp and Camp Music; Shelton house Museum Tours;

Self-Guided Tours of Haywood County WBTS Trail.

Shelton House, Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street, Waynesville, North Carolina

info@sheltonhouse.org

Sponsor: Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

 

 

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 9 May, 10AM

Joines Family Cemetery

4922 Absher Road, Hays, North Carolina

Sponsor: Twenty-eighth North Carolina Regiment

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 9 May, 11AM

Haynes-Jarvis Family Cemetery

5942 River Gate Court, Clemmons, North Carolina

Sponsor: Forsythe Rifles Camp 2245, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, Noon

Community Building, 1100 Asbury Church Road

Sanford, North Carolina

Sponsor: Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp 803, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 9 May, 2PM

Advance United Methodist Church Cemetery

Advance, North Carolina

Sponsor: Yadkin Gray Eagles Camp 1765, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, 2PM

Kittrell Confederate Cemetery,, Kittrell, North Carolina

Sponsor: Lt. John T. Bulloch Camp, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, 2PM

Norment Cemtery, Fifth Street, Lumberton, North Carolina

Sponsor: Robeson Rifle Guards Camp 216, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, 2PM

Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, North Carolina

Sponsor: Gen. William Dorsey Pender Camp 1916, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, 3PM

Confederate Monument, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Sponsor: Lt. William Corbitt Camp 525, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 9 May, 6PM

Confederate Monument at the Square

Hickory, North Carolina

Sponsor: Capt. Charles F. Conner Camp, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 10 May, 2PM

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Road

Charlotte, North Carolina

Sponsor: Stonewall Jackson Camp 23, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 10 May, 3PM

Old Shelby Court Square

Shelby, North Carolina

Sponsor: Cleveland Regiments Camp 1663, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 10 May, 4PM

Long Creek Presbyterian Church

Bessemer City, North Carolina

Sponsor: Major Charles Q. Petty Camp 872, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Cross Creek Cemetery

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: Fayetteville Arsenal Guard Camp 168, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Confederate Memorial Monument

Lincoln County Square, Lincolnton, North Carolina

Sponsor: Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. William Hoke Camp 1616, NC SCV

"The Twenty-sixth North Carolina Regiment at Gettysburg"

Monday, 11 May, 6:30PM

Speaker: John Heiser

Shelton House, Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street, Waynesville, North Carolina

info@sheltonhouse.org

Sponsor: Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 16 May, 10AM

Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, Whiteville, North Carolina

Sponsor: Columbus Volunterrs Camp 794, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Saturday, 16 May, 1PM

Historic Maplewood Cemetery

Durham, North Carolina

Sponsor: Pvt. Lorenzo L. Bennett Camp 773, NC SCV

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 17 May, 2PM

Willowdale Cemetery, East Elm Street

Goldsboro, North Carolina

Sponsor: Goldsboro Rifles Camp 760, NC SCV

"State Sovereignty and Secession Sentiment in Antebellum North Carolina"

Monday, 18 May, 7PM

Angier, North Carolina

Speaker: Bernhard Thuersam, Director, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

 

 

Confederate Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 24 May, 2PM

Old County Courthouse, 107 Meadow Street

Danbury, North Carolina

Sponsor: Twenty-eighth North Carolina Regiment

June 2015 Events

"Alamance County and the War Between the States"

Saturday, 6 June, 10AM-4PM

The Depot in Downtown Burlington, North Carolina

Local and State Historians present lectures on Alamance County's Experience During the War.

11AM: Life in Alamance County, Spring 1865, Historian Walter Boyd

12:30PM: The Civilian Experience on the Home Front, Historian Lynn Salsi

1:30PM: Alamance County and Radical Reconstruction:Historian Walter Boyd

2:30PM: "Enemy Invasion of NC, 1865": Bernhard Thuersam, Chair, NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Commission

7PM: Paramount Theater Viewing, "Cold Mountain."

Sponsor: Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp, NC SCV, Burlington

 

"Last Shot Fired: Occupation and Reconstruction"

Friday, 12 June, 7PM

Speaker: Jule Morrow, Captain, Twenty-fifth North Carolina State Troops

Shelton House, Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street, Waynesville, North Carolina

info@sheltonhouse.org

Sponsor: Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

"Last Shot Fired: Occupation and Reconstruction"

Saturday, 13 June, All Day

Appalachian Lifestyle Festival

Living History Camp & Camp Music

Shelton House Museum Tours; Self-Guided Tours of Haywood County WBTS Sites.

Shelton House, Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street, Waynesville, North Carolina

info@sheltonhouse.org

Sponsor: Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

 

July 2015 Events

 

August 2015 Events

 

 

 

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