Join the Beaufort Historical Association on Thursday, February 9, at 3 p.m. for the unveiling and dedication of the new Civil War Trails Marker at 608 Mulberry Street. The project results from a continued partnership between the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority and Civil War Trails, Inc.
The new marker provides historical information about “Union Town,” a refugee camp built-in 1862 by African Americans who fled enslavement to Union-occupied Beaufort.
The dedication will start with the Presentation of Colors by The United States Colored Troops 35th regiment reenactment group. It will also feature special guest speaker, Civil War Trails Board Chair and Visit NC’s Partner Relations Manager, André Nabors. Pastor William Ellison of Queen Street Missionary Church and Reverend Tambria Lee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, as well as members of their respective choirs, will also lead guests in prayer and song.
For more information about the ceremony, call 252-728-5225 or about Civil War Trails, Inc., visit www.civilwartrails.org.