Join us for our monthly program: Civil War Stories

This month’s program will be one you won’t want to miss. We’ll be featuring a dramatic reading of Civil War letters and journals held here in the North Carolina Room. The letters and diaries were written by James M. Henderson and his wife Maria. The couple hailed from Haywood County, just west of Buncombe.

Henderson and wife
The Henderson Family

Deborah Austin will be directing the program which will begin at 6:00 pm on Wednesday November 28, 2018 in the Lord Auditorium here at Pack Memorial Library.

The readings will show contrasting views during the same time period of the war–one from a soldier and one from a woman trying to carry on at home. James M. Henderson, Company F, 25 N.C. Regiment wrote to his wife Maria Henderson and little son, William Henry Drayton Henderson. Henderson was killed August 23, 1864 at battle of Weldon Railroad, Petersburg, VA.

The letters and journals are a part of collection MS024.


The program is sponsored by The NC Room Friends Group.

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