August 28th Meeting: The Battle of Shiloh by Ken Bell

Our regular monthly meeting is Tuesday, August 28th at 7 p.m. at the Stedman Community Building.   Ken Bell recently visited the Battlefield at Shiloh, TN and will be presenting a program on the Battle that took place there.  Come out and support Ken in his presentation.   In our business meeting we will be discussing our October 6th field trip to Charleston,  Camp Dues, and the evolution of the website and the Confederate Soldiers Project.

Sampson County Buries Records

News of Genreral Sherman and the Union Troops looting and burning led many Southerners to bury their valuables.  It was no different in Sampson County, where they buried the courthouse records.  The Sampson Independent has an interesting article that describes this event.

Shohola Train Wreck

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