Riflemen Attend Local Fundraiser
Members of The Scotch Riflemen 2001, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be in attendance at the Moore County Historical Association's fundraiser "Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession," an adaptation of Allan Gurganus' best-selling novel.
There will be performances of the play, which stars Jane Holding, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, on the grounds of the Shaw House, Southern Pines.
A wine reception and book signing will precede the performance at 6 p.m.
The Riflemen often work in tandem with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, John Blue Chapter, in Aberdeen. Members must show proof of having at least one ancestor who served honorably during the War Between the States, often referred to as the War for Southern Independence.
The Riflemen take their name from the N.C. State Troops for Moore County under Captain Vander Blue. The group was formed in order to draw attention and honor to the region's Southern heritage, especially to its distinctly Scottish flavor in this area of the South.
The Confederacy used at least five different flags during the war, but the most recognized is the one based upon the national flag of Scotland, the St. Andrews Cross, given that most of the troops in the Confederacy were of Scottish origin.
The Riflemen, arriving in uniform, will set up a tent on the Shaw House grounds and are available to answer questions pertaining to Moore County's cultural heritage.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will assist with maintenance of the Britt Sanders Cabin on the Shaw House property.
Tickets are $20. For information, call 692-2051.
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