Civil War walk will pass through Johnston
Historian and re-enactor Philip Brown is walking 166 miles from New Bern to Durham.
When the Civil War came to an end 150 years ago, Union and Confederate soldiers alike found themselves stationed hundreds of miles from home. Brown’s walk will pay tribute to all soldiers who made a journey home after the war.
His walk through Johnston County will take him from Princeton to Smithfield to Clayton from May 16 to May 19. Here is schedule of events that will be open to the public: wreath-laying ceremony at Princeton veterans’ memorial, 4 p.m. May 16; reception and tours of Confederate monument and Hastings House in Smithfield, 6 p.m. May 17; and instrumental performances and speakers on Clayton’s Town Square, 7 p.m. May 18.
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Brown will be making the journey in period clothing and will be accompanied along the way by fellow re-enactors, veterans, a support team and any others who wish to join him for this symbolic walk.
Relief for Nepal
AMURT, a relief agency, is sending supplies to remote areas in Nepal unreached by local efforts. Johnstonians can support the effort by sending a check to Dr. Steven Landau’s office at 707 Wilkins St., Smithfield, N.C. 27577.