This article explains why Southerners eat black-eyed peas for wealth/luck. It has ties all the way back to the War Between the States.
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.
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.
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
Here’s an interesting article on the highest ranking Confederate Officer from the area.