North Carolina

My Trip to Falmouth, Virginia

I returned from Falmouth/Fredericksburg Virginia last week, where I spoke on women in Civil War North Carolina. Two major topics of my paper were interracial relations before the war, and the Wesleyan Methodist community of the Randolph County area (including northern Montgomery County), located in North Carolina’s Quaker Belt.

Jesse Hulin’s widow, Caroline, and their children are pictured below on the event’s brochure. For a clearer print of the photo, click here.

The Hulins were Wesleyan Methodists who opposed slavery; Jesse was killed during the war for deserting the Confederacy.

It was a wonderful visit. The turnout was great, and my hosts, Beate Jensen and Anita Dodd, went out of their way to show me a good time, even treating me to a tour of artist Gari Melchers’ (1860-1932) studio and home.

I am also pleased that Jan Coxey, who frequently posts about her Mississippi kin on Renegade South, came over for the presentation. We had never met before, and had a great time getting to know one another in person. She even brought a camera, as evidenced by the photo below.

I’m now preparing to move to Missouri, so expect my posts to be a bit more sporadic. I will continue to moderate comments as best I can for the next few weeks!

Jan Coxey and Vikki Bynum, Gari Melchers Pavilion, Belmont, Falmouth, Virginia. March 21, 2010.

2 replies »

  1. Vikki,

    It was a delight meeting you and hearing your presentation based on your latest book. How fortunate I am that you came to my area and I hope it won’t be the last time I hear you speak. The turn out was impressive. I now have the honor of having my copy of “The Long Shadow of the Civil War” personally autographed by the author:).

    Looking forward to your return to the blog when it is a good time for you. Best wishes on the move…



  2. Hi Jan,

    It was neat to read your comments and also to see the picture of you and Vikki.

    I too, have a cherished autographed copy of, ‘The Long Shadow of the Civil War’. But have not had the pleasure of meeting Vikki in person. I would have loved to have been part of the audience that you referenced.
    Hopefully, Vikki will be coming to San Diego to make a presentation in the near future. Would be great if her other half, Gregg Andrews (of Doctor G and the Mud Cats fame) would also be performing here in San Diego. What a win win that would be!

    BTW, I LOVE Virginia! What a beatutiful State!

    Vikky Wilburn Anders in San Diego


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