Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:16 am Post subject: Flags Over Hatteras: The Civil War on Outer Banks
An event of interest to all:
2011 marks the beginning of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. As Americans across the nation commemorate the war and attempt to interpret its effects. Join the Outer Banks community in a series of events designed to recognize little known events early in the war that had national significance.
Events kick-off August 25, 2011 in Hatteras, N.C. with a conference featuring nationally known speakers, sponsored by the Flags Over Hatteras: The Civil War on the Outer Banks 150th Anniversary Committee of the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Speakers, will include, nationally known scholars: Dr. James McPherson, professor Princeton University and writer of the Pulitzer Prize winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Dr. Craig Symonds, retired professor Naval War College, and NPS historian-emeritus Ed Bearss. Descendants of the participants will be available to tell the “human side” of the battle as well.
During the weekend the Civil War will come alive as Union and Confederate soldiers as well as local civilians will camp at the base of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, bringing history to life through accurate portrayals and demonstrations. A fantastic array of artifacts from across the nation will be on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, including schedules and reservations check www.flagsoverhatteras.com.
P.S. There are spaces still available for Living Historians as well.
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