Civil War in the Yadkin Valley

Submitted by Andrew Mackie

July 25, 2012

“The Civil War in the Yadkin Valley” is the theme for the 2012 Yadkin Valley History and Genealogy Fair and Conference.

It will be Saturday, August 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center, 444 Bristol Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677.

The purpose of the event is to collect new, unpublished information on what our Yadkin Valley ancestors did during the Civil War in the fifteen counties of the Yadkin Valley. Conferees will exhibit this information.

Speakers include Greg Cheek, “Collecting New, Unpublished Information”; Phyllis Roberson Hoots, “The Red Strings, a Unionist intelligence organization.”

Five Stories about Women on the Home Front; Chris Hartley, Stoneman’s Raid 1865; Xavier Zsurmani and Role Models, “Alfred ‘Teen’ Blackburn, Confederate Soldier of Color”; Danny and Eva Casstevens, performing live music of the Civil War; and R. G. Absher, “The North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail”.

Pre-Registration is $15 and $20 at the door. It includes lunch, 2012 membership in the Yadkin Valley Historical Association, and an exhibit table, while they last.

For a registration form, log onto rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncyadvha/ or “Yadkin Valley Historical Association” and mail to Cathy Boyer, PO Box 12636, Winston-Salem, NC 27117-2636. Make checks payable to YVHA.