Wyse's Fork Battlefield Trip

Sep 15 2018 - 8:00am

Here’s a quick question:  Where were the largest Civil War battles in NC fought?

If you answered Bentonville, Fort Fisher, and Kinston you get a star.  For bonus points, can you name the two sites the BCWRT has already toured?   Yes, we’ve traveled to the first two Civil War locales.  On September 15 we are going to walk the Wyse’s Fork battlefield, then journey to nearby Kinston, where we'll have lunch and visit the impressive CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center.

Wade Sokolosky, the BCWRT's newest advisor and THE EXPERT on the Civil War in that locale, will be our tour guide for a fascinating Saturday excursion. 

According to BCWRT Tour Coordinator John Walsh, “We’ll take a comfortable bus to and from the sites, with Wade narrating and taking us on a walking tour of the still-existing trenches of a battlefield where over 25,000 troops fought, resulting in an estimated 2,6oo casualties.”  The battle took place March 7-10, 1865, pitting Confederate forces commanded by General Braxton Bragg against Union forces under Major General John Schofield.  Despite the last mass capture of Union soldiers during the Civil War, the fighting nevertheless resulted in a Union victory.

Save the date - Saturday, September 15 - and look for a sign-up sheet coming soon.  John - whose previous tours have all sold out - says, “This is a tour you shouldn't miss!”