The Battle at Black River was reenacted this past weekend at Oak Grove Plantation in Averasboro, NC. The Ploughboys were well represented in the units that make up the Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery. Dwight Lovick, Dale Hubbard, Randi Horne, and Mark Whitley helped run the Camp Store. About 1,000 spectators were on hand throughout the weekend. They were able to watch a rare night battle, tour the Oak Grove Plantation house, visit the troops in their camps, watch soap being made, see a blacksmith at work, etc.
The annual “Fish Fry” and cannon demonstration took place on Saturday, January 28th. About 100 were in attendance. The cannons and crew were provided by the Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery. The meal featured barbeque, shrimp, chicken wings, baked potatoes, french fries, slaw, baked beans, and hush puppies. Somehow, there was no fish at the “fish fry” but not a soul complained.
Kodey Talbott, graduate of Pinecrest High School, is the winner of the 2016 Cumberland Ploughboys Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 and may be renewed 3 additional years with satisfactory academic progress.
Kodey is the Grandson of Ploughboy member Allen Sykes and is the 5th great Grandson of Private Lovett James Ezzell of the 3rd North Carolina Regiment, Co B.
Kodey will be attending Campbell University, where he plans to major in Pre-Pharmacy.
The Ploughboys have erected a sign our new office at the intersection of Wade-Stedman Road and US Hwy 13. The project was directed by Quartermaster Dwight Lovick (shown on the left), along with Commander Ken Bell, and property owner, Thomas Williams. The Logo is the original design of Camp Member, A. J. Belanger, owner of Belanger Signs & Graphix. It was painted by Ian Mayhew.
One of the visitors to our website graciously provided the Cumberland Plough Boys a donation in the memory of her 3rd Great Grandfather, Private Isaac Eason. Private Eason served in the 38th North Carolina Regiment, Company K (“The Carolina Boys”).
It is the privilege of the Camp to be able to honor all of those who fought and served the Confederacy from the area. We have undertaken a huge task, The Confederate Soldiers Project, which involves preparing a web page on each soldier, providing information on their family, and burial location if known. It is our goal to honor the soldier, and to make it easier for their descendants to find information on them.
We appreciate those who support us financially in our efforts.
The Cumberland Plough Boys Camp #2187 is proud to announce that a $500 Merit Scholarship has been established. An award will be given for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information and an application visit our Scholarship Page.
Our January Meeting Date has been changed to Saturday, January 30th at Noon. We will be having a Fish Fry at the Vinson Residence at 10164 Norris Road (Autryville).
Everyone will start gathering around 11:30 a.m. We will eat at Noon (cost $6), followed by our January Meeting. At 2 p.m. we will have live cannon fire. We expect to have both The Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery on-hand to provide an artillery demonstration.
Directions: Coming from Fayetteville, follow NC Hwy 210 toward Beaver Dam. You will pass Evergreen Baptist Church on Right, take the 2nd Ruth Vinson Road to the left (the road loops back to NC Hwy 210). Take a Right onto Norris Road. Go to 10164 Norris Road (on the right)…we will be meeting in the building behind the house. Note: Don’t rely on a GPS to get you to the correct house, it will be inaccurate.