The 20th SC Regiment, CSA, will be the topic of this quarter’s Family Trees and Me genealogy series of lectures.
On Thursday, September 20, at 7 PM at the historic Belton Train Depot, North Carolina historian Jim Clary will bring his extensive research on local soldiers to share with descendants and enthusiasts.
“Some eight years ago there was a small ad in the B-HP News-Chronicle placed by James B. Clary of Cary, NC. He had just finished a book on the 15th SC Infantry Regiment, CSA, and was beginning a book on the 20th SC Regiment. As Company E of the 20th was led by Captain James Cowan and composed of soldiers from Ebenezer, Craytonville, Mt. Bethel, Barker’s Creek, and Bethany areas, Clary was asking for family data and photos,” said Don Kay, local genealogist.
“Since then locals have helped him out with gathering information on that one company E, as there are many in the B-HP area who are descendants. The book is finally completed, a 600-page history of the regiment, with almost a day-by-day account, plus short bios of all the soldiers,” added Kay.
Clary will provide an interactive experience for all those who attend and want to learn more about local soldiers who fought in the bloodiest battles on American soil. Copies of his book can be purchased at the event.
Free to BAMA members, all others will be charged a $5 fee to attend, payable at the door that evening.
BAMA memberships begin at $20 for individuals, $30 for families, and range up to $1000. All donations are tax deductible.
This is the third offering in four presentations on genealogical topics this year. The last presentation in November will focus on the preservation of old photographs.
For more information, contact Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director, at 338-7400 or by email at email@example.com.