The first living history was held at Oak Grove Plantation. It was a huge success. The Plough Boys (pictures below) were heavily involved.
The public was allowed to tour the plantation house, and could see the cannon ball hole left by Confederate troops. The Plough Boys participated in cannon and mortar demonstrations. The Camp Store was set up in the kitchen house. Many folks stopped in and bought a few items.
Overall it was a great event. The plan will be to have a full-scale reenactment next year.
In a publication put together by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, you can get a first-hand account of what it was like in Fayetteville during the War Between the States.
While working on recompiling a roster of troops for our area, I came across some information that I had originially discovered back in the early 90s. A good number of soldiers from Cumberland County had died in a train wreck at Shohola, Pennsylvania. Continue reading →