Peacock Presents Civil War Program
For those who love North Carolina history, especially North Carolina's Civil War history, the Museum of the Cape Fear presents a special program from the N.C. Humanities Council's Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. On Sat., Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., Dr. John R. Peacock will present the program "Bryan Grimes: Soldier and Citizen." This event is free.
During the American Civil War, men without formal military training often rose to positions of high command. Many of these "citizen soldiers" failed to measure up to the challenges of command. Bryan Grimes of North Carolina, however, was an exception. Over the course of the war, he rose from major to major general and fought in the majority of the Eastern Theater battles. Grimes was also the last man to be appointed major general in the Confederate army, and troops of his division fired the last volley of the Army of Northern Virginia.
This presentation is made possible through a grant from the N.C. Humanities Council's Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. The N.C. Humanities Council is a nonprofit foundation and state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is located at the corner of Bradford and Arsenal avenues in Fayetteville. The historical complex is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (910) 486-1330.
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