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Battle of Tranter's Creek

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  • Nancy Pittman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Rossi, Curator May Museum and Farmville Heritage Park 213 S. Main Street Farmville, NC 27828 Phone: (252) 753-5814
    Message 1 of 2 , May 24, 2003
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


      Contact:

      John Rossi, Curator

      May Museum and Farmville Heritage Park

      213 S. Main Street

      Farmville, NC 27828

      Phone: (252) 753-5814

      jrossi@...





      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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