Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Clayton Civil War Trails Marker Dedicated in Ceremony on Saturday

On September 27, 2008, the Clayton Historical Association officially dedicated the Civil War Trails Marker that is part of the state-wide Civil War Trails. The Clayton Marker is located in Clayton Town Square. The Marker commemorates Governor Vance's surrender of Raleigh to Sherman's Forces in April of 1865 in Clayton, sparring the Capitol from destruction. The Civil War re-enactor regiment band of the 11th NC Troops dressed in period garb provided the music for the dedication event. Additionally, the Clayton Historical Association presented representatives from the State Capitol Foundation with fragments (placed in a box frame) of the last Confederate flag to fly over the state Capitol. Speakers included Porter Casey of the Clayton Historical Association, Clayton Historian Pam Baumgartner, Keith Hardison, Director,State Capitol Foundation, and Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod. video of ceremony

Clayton resident Jim Lee, who purchased the flag fragments and gave them to the CHA, describes the remnants and where they came from. Video

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