The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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March 18, 2013

16th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium Scheduled

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Monday, March 18, 2013 — Displays on Friday evening that include images and maps of the Prison, images with biographies of selected prisoners, guards and commandants, and the 68th NC Infantry will also be set up on Saturday plus an additional exhibit entitled "The Civil War & A New Era in Veterans Benefits." This traveling exhibit was created by the Veterans Health Administration History Office as part of the national Civil War 150th Anniversary commemoration. The display of 6 panels highlights sweeping changes made in Federal veterans benefits because of the War.

On Sunday morning two memorial services will be conducted which are free and open to the public. The 10:00 am service at the Historic Salisbury National Cemetery will remember the Union prisoners who died in Salisbury. The 11:00 am service at the Old Lutheran Cemetery will remember the Confederate soldiers who died while on duty at the Prison as well as others who died in Salisbury while hospitalized and after the war. Each service will include a memorial address, music, poetry, and members of the 88th NY Infantry, 27th NC Infantry, and the 40th NC Light Artillery. Also assisting the UDC will be members of the Salisbury Confederate Prison Association, Inc.

The final activity of the Symposium weekend for registered attendees will be a tour of the Prison site on Sunday afternoon.

Registrations for the Symposium are now being accepted. The event is open to anyone interested in the history of the Prison. Cost is $65 per person through March 16, $75 afterwards. Checks should be made to Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC and mailed to PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083. For additional information contact Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis at 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com.

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