Civil War in Charlotte: The End of The Confederacy

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Civil War in Charlotte: The End of The Confederacy | 04.18.2015


Saturday April 18, 2015 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday April 19, 2015 11am - 4pm

By April 19, 1865 Richmond lay in ruins. South of Charlotte Sherman’s troops had cut a wide swath of destruction. Lee’s soldiers were making their way home after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, including Baxter Caldwell of Rosedale Plantation. Confederate President Jefferson Davis arrived in Charlotte where he learned of Lincoln’s assassination. Refugees and wounded soldiers sought help, while former slaves tried to figure out the next step of their lives. Experience these events through the interpretation of skilled re-enactors at Historic Rosedale Plantation.

A great family outing. Concessions will be on site.

Program Schedule

Saturday April 18
The infantry camp street, medical tent, N.C. Militia, 200 year old plantation house, refugee camps and civilian demonstrations will be open and ongoing all day! Concessions 11AM- 2 PM

Open to the Public: 9:00 AM- 4 PM

Scheduled to Appear 
Robert Hayes as President Jefferson Davis, “Retreat to Charlotte: The War’s Last Days”

Deanna Klingel, author of Avery’s Battlefield and Avery’s Crossroads, Stars and Flags National Book Award Winners will present “The Mysterious Life of Jim Limber.” Click Here to See More 

Nancy Brewer, best-selling author of the Carolina Rain series. Click Here to See More 

Sparkle Mosley with the NC Association of Black Storytellers will present “Sojourner Truth.”

Sunday April 19
The infantry camp street, N.C. Militia, plantation house, refugee camps and civilian demonstrations will be open and ongoing all day! Concessions 11AM- 2PM

Open to the Public: 11:00 AM- 4PM

Scheduled to Appear
Robert Hayes as President Jefferson Davis, “Retreat to Charlotte: The War’s Last Days”

Deanna Klingel, author of Avery’s Battlefield and Avery’s Crossroads, Stars and Flags National Book Award Winners will present “The Mysterious Life of Jim Limber.” Click Here to See More 

Kelly Hinson as Anna Morrison Jackson, Charlotte native and widow of General "Stonewall" Jackson. Click Here to See More

Michael C. Hardy, author of NC in the Civil War, Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy, and his brand new release, The Capitals of the Confederacy, A History. Michael was NC Historian of the Year in 2010. Click Here to See More 

*Schedule subject to change on the day of the event

Adults $12.00 in advance (prior to Friday, April 17 @ 4pm) includes access to plantation home tour.
$15.00 at the door
Students $6.00 (1st grade thru high school)