Johnston County veterans will join a Civil War reenactor and historian on Monday as he continues a 160-mile walk across eastern North Carolina.
Phillip Brown is making the journey to commemorate the same trip home that many soldiers made after the Civil War ended 150 years ago.
Members of American Legion Post 71 in Clayton will walk alongside Brown as he makes his way through town Monday afternoon.
Brown, a 24-year-old Charlotte native, started his walk with several other reenactors May 11 in New Bern. He will reach Johnston County on Sunday and walk from Princeton to Smithfield.
He’ll arrive in Clayton about 4 p.m. Monday and make stops at the Morning Glory Inn and the historic Smith-Compton House at 613 E. Main St., where he’ll camp overnight.
At 6:45 p.m. Monday, Post 71 members will walk with Brown from the Smith-Compton House to Town Square.
Brown and Post 71 Commander Bo Durham will speak at Town Square during a ceremony at 7 p.m.
Brown will continue his walk through Raleigh and eventually stop at the Duke Homestead in Durham.
For more information, go to www.asoldierswalkhome.com.