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Burial Customs Topic Of Reflection Series At Sailor's Creek

How did the southern home front during the American Civil War grieve for and bury its dead? Its fallen soldiers sent home from a far away battlefield? Or its non-combatants at home?

Come to the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park Visitor Center, Sunday, October 28, from 2-4 p.m., to find out in the final of four October Rocking Chair Reflection Events for 2012.

Join Kathy Maitland, (silently assisted by Sherry Graves), a consummate interpreter of ACW Era culture and customs, as she presents the rites, rituals, and customaries used to mourn, grieve and to bury loved ones lost in the war and at home. Ms. Maitland features effective props and stage craft to illustrate her descriptive explanations. Afterwards, she will be glad to answer questions.

This event is free to the public and is suitable for ages 16 and up. Bring your favorite portable chair or camp stool.

The program will be held on the patio behind the Visitor Center to allow those attending to enjoy the beautiful Piedmont fall foliage. It will be held indoors if there is inclement weather.

The event is number 22D of the park's ACW History Education Program Series, 2012. So bring your passport booklet for stamping to receive credit for end-of-the-year participation recognition.