"Sailors Creek" Flag Preservation Project announces dedication on April 6, 2013.
Raleigh, NC January 19, 2013- Members of Co. I, 6th NCST (Cedar Fork Rifles Preservation Society) announced today that the 6th N.C.S.T. Battle flag captured at Sailors Creek in April 1865, has been returned to the North Carolina Museum of History from the conservators and will be dedicated at a ceremony in the museum auditorium on April 6, 2013, the anniversary of the Capture. The public is invited to attend. We especially want to invite anyone who had an ancestor in the 6th NCST to attend and be part of the dedication portrait.
After raising their goal of $6458, set in 2009, for the preservation of the Battle flag (above), it was sent to a conservator to undergo preservation and Framing. This historic flag was carried by the 6th North Carolina State troops in 1864 and 1865. Captured at Sailors Creek and returned to North Carolina in 1905, the flag will be displayed for the public in the Museum of History following its Dedication on April 6th, 2013.
t-shirts (pictured above) are still available in the museum gift shop for $20 with all profits being contributed to the 6th NCST preservation fund. Now that the "Sailors Creek flag" has been successfully preserved, the 6th NCST will announce its next preservation effort in the near future. All Donations are still being accepted and will go towards the next flag/artifact that is selected for preservation.
Click HERE to see the "Sailors Creek flag" and more historic 6th NCST Flags in the North Carolina Museum of History 's collection
for information about buying a t-shirt, booking a talk, adding your organization or company's sponsorship or making a tax free contribution to this worthwhile project.
You may send your Tax Deductible Contribution directly to the North Carolina Museum of History Associates (Please Indicate that your donation is for the "6th NCST Battle Flag” project) at the following address:
Mr. Heyward McKinney, Budget OfficerN.C. Museum of History Associates5 East Edenton St.Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
The 6th North Carolina State Troops Battle Flag Preservation committee wishes to Thank all the individuals, descendants and other donors who have helped us preserve this important reminder of the sacrifices made by the North Carolinians of the 6th NCST one hundred and fifty years ago.