Attention, Civil War History Buffs!

You are invited to participate in our 2012

Yadkin Valley History and Genealogy Fair and Conference

Theme: The Civil War in the Yadkin Valley

Counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin

Iredell County Agricultural Center

444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677

Saturday, August 04, 2011

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit and share NEW, UNPUBLISHED information

about your Civil War ancestors.

What did they do during the Civil War (1861-1865)?

Did they fight for the North, South, or not at all (Quakers, pacifists, and others)?

Were they enlisted in the Army or Navy? In which battles did they fight?

Did they die during the War? Did they receive a pension? Where are they buried?

Can you document these things?

Whom did they marry? How did your female ancestors keep the home fires burning?

What did their children do?

Were your ancestors enslaved or free Persons of Color?

Do you have photographs of your Civil War ancestors?

Do you have other information (diaries, letters, newspaper clippings, obituaries)?

Where did they live? Is their home place standing? How did they live and make a living?

How did they react to Stoneman’s Raid (March – April 1865)?

What other stories can you reveal for the first time?

Pre-Registration (includes exhibit table*, lunch, and tour) is

$15; and $20 at the door on August 4.

For a registration form, log onto or“Yadkin Valley Historical Association” and mail to Cathy Boyer, PO Box 12636, Winston-Salem, NC 27117-2636. Make check payable to YVHA.

*Exhibit tables are limited, so first come, first served.