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During the War Between the States, the mountains of North Carolina were rife with internecine conflict where the phrase "brother against brother" truly applied. By late 1863, the Confederate government took measures to tighten control of the region, establishing the Western District of North Carolina, covering the area from the Blue Ridge Mountains west to the state border. In four months, Colonel John B. Palmer, commanding at Asheville, faced a crisis when Confederate General James Longstreet pulled his army from East Tennessee, leaving the district exposed and threatened by the growing Union presence at Knoxville. Palmer travelled to Richmond to plead for more troops, and a gun battery to counter recent Federal raids where he was outgunned by Yankee artillery

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Mid South Military History & Civil War Show

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Landers Center

Southhaven, MS   38671


Admission: $10 (covers both days)

Open Hours:

Friday, March 4th           2 PM - 7 PM

Saturday, March 5th     9 AM - 5 PM

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