Civil War talk planned

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Prestwick Village will host a talk Saturday on women’s perspectives during the American Civil War.

The event will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the dinning room of the assisted living facility at 1000 Johns Road.

Dr. Mary Wayne Watson is the speaker.

Watson’s talk is expected to focus on documents and correspondence from Sandhills women that look the beginning, middle, and end of the Civil War period, according the the NC Humanities Council.

The event is free.

Watson is a retired professor from the Nash Community College as well as a scholar with the NC Humanities Council. She is also the great-niece of the late Scotland County poet John Charles McNeill. In his lifetime, McNeill wrote hundreds of poems and his first book, Songs Merry and Sad, earned him The Patterson Cup, presented to him by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.


Staff report