Battle of Tranter's Creek
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Rossi, Curator
May Museum and Farmville Heritage Park
213 S. Main Street
Farmville, NC 27828
Phone: (252) 753-5814
May Museum Will Commemorate the Civil War Battle of Tranter's Creek
Farmville, NC -- May 23, 2003-The Battle of Tranter's will be commemorated on the grounds of the May Museum and Farmville Heritage Park on Saturday, June 7, 2003, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Battle was Pitt County's largest engagement during the Civil War with approximately one thousand participants. The fight resulted in the death of Colonel Singletary, the leader of the Confederate Force, and the awarding of a Medal of Honor to a Union Soldier, Lieutenant William B. Avery.
The Commemoration will feature Civil War living history with Union and Confederate troops. There will be a special program every hour on the hour. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Civil War reenactors will give a presentation about the Battle, followed by drilling, marching, and the firing of weapons; thereafter, they will repeat this program every two hours. In the intermittent hourly periods, there will be a Civil War era ladies fashion show, a period medical field hospital display, and a demonstration about cavalry tactics. There will also be a traveling exhibit about eastern North Carolina State Historic Sites and representatives from a local genealogical organization, the Pitt Family Researchers, present throughout the day.
All persons are encouraged to stop by the Museum and take part in the activities that will be taking place in commemoration of the Battle of Tranter's Creek. The May Museum is a regional history museum, focusing on the history of commerce, transportation, and domestic life in Pitt County in general, and Farmville in particular. The Museum's regular operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. Group tours may be scheduled anytime by appointment. For more information, contact the May Museum at (252) 753-5814.
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