Help General Joseph E. Johnston!
The Smithfield Light Infantry Camp has embarked on its most ambitious campaign to date, The General Joseph E. Johnston Statue Campaign, YOUR HELP is still needed to finish this project. The statue is to be erected on private property donated to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It is located adjacent to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.
This will be only the second statue erected to honor the memory of General Johnston in the United States. This is the only Confederate generalís statue erected in North Carolina. Renowned artist and sculptor Carl Regutti is the sculptur of the statue. The Statue stands 6 1/2 feet high and 20% larger than life sizes.
Unveiling took place on March 20, 2010 which coincides with the 145th anniversary of the battle. The event drew thousands of spectators as well as local and national news media outlets.
This project is important to the memory and honor of all those Confederate soldiers who fought and suffered at Bentonville. By joining this campaign you are enhancing the Bentonville Battlefield for historical study, for increased tourist attraction and most importantly for the honoring of those Confederate soldiers through their Commander General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.
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