Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island to be Remembered at Festival Park

Posted By on February 9, 2017

155 years after the Battle of Roanoke Island, By Land and by Sound: A Modern Conversation on the Battle of Roanoke Island will be held on Thursday, March 16, in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park (RIFP) starting at 7pm.

Tickets to the event are $5 and may be reserved in advance at (252) 475-1500 or purchased at the door the day of the event. All proceeds from ticket sales supports educational programming at RIFP.

The Battle of Roanoke Island was a significant victory for the Union and remains an important part of the Island’s diverse history.

Featured speakers will comment on the unique maritime elements of the Battle of Roanoke Island as well as the land battle that took place on Roanoke Island on February 7th and 8th 1862. 

Joining in the conversation will be: Andrew Duppstadt, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Historic Weapons Program Coordinator; and Michael Zatarga, author of The Battle of Roanoke Island: Burnside and the Fight for Roanoke Island. His book signing will follow the presentations in the Museum Store. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jeff Bockert, East Region Supervisor, N.C. Division of Historic Sites, will moderate a guided discussion, following the presentations.

Also, Battle of Roanoke Island related artifacts will be on display from the museum collection of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. 

The Battle of Roanoke Island

The Battle of Roanoke Island

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Posted by Matt Artz

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