Red, White, Blue and Black: United States Colored Troops in North Carolina
Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:00 pm
The program will cover the contributions of black soldiers from NC who served in the Union Army during the Civil War and other U.S.C. Troops who fought in NC. Five regiments of black soldiers were raised in North Carolina: The 35th U. S. Colored Infantry, the 36th U.S. Colored Infantry, the 37th U.S. Colored Infantry, the 14th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and the 135th U.S. Colored Infantry. These men served in a number of campaigns both in and out of NC. Some of these soldiers were the first to enter Richmond when it fell to Union forces. Also discussed will be the contributions other U.S.C.T. units made at the Battle of Fort Fisher. These men fought to preserve the Union but they also fought for the freedom of their fellow men.
Parker David Robbins, Union soldier, legislator, and inventor, born in Bertie County, NC.
In the Path of Sherman's March
Monday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Cape Fear Regional Theater
A presentation by Wade Sokolosky, author of “No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar”: Sherman’s Carolina’s Campaign: from Fayetteville to Averasboro, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Union Army’s march into Fayetteville and the destruction of the Fayetteville Arsenal. Mr. Sokolosky’s program is sponsored by the Museum of the Cape Fear and the North Carolina Civil War History Center. The NC Civil War History Center is affiliated with the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, a branch of the North Carolina Division of History Museum. The History Center is proposed to be located at the site of the remains of the Fayetteville Arsenal.
Civil War Living History
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Learn more about the Union occupation of Fayetteville as interpreted by re-enactors from Co. H, 17th New York Veterans and Volunteers/Palmetto Sharpshooters re-enactment group. Another Civil War Sesquicentennial program. Free!
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