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The Civil War on Roanoke Island with Historian Drew Pullen

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Date: February 1, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Know Your Park: The Civil War on Roanoke Island - A Presentation will be given Civil War Historian Drew Pullen

A National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Roanoke Island will be presented by Drew Pullen on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Visitor Center near Manteo, NC.The program is free and will last approximately one hour.

Mr. Pullen's presentation of the battle will include details on the preparation of Burnside's Expedition, encountering of severe winter storms near Hatteras Inlet, landing of troops on Roanoke Island, assault on the Confederate 3 gun earthwork, and the consequences of this Union victory.

Drew Pullen graduated from Houghton College with a major in history. He did his graduate studies at S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo, NY.  Pullen is the author of two books: The Civil War On Hatteras Island and The Civil War On Roanoke Island. He is a former history teacher and managed the Hatteras and Ocracoke branches of the East Carolina Bank for over 25 years. As an amateur historian he has written several articles on the Civil War for local newspapers. Drew serves on the Board of The Friends Of The Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum, as Chair of the "Flags Over Hatteras" Civil War On The Outer Banks Committee and a volunteer at the museum.

The Know Your Park citizen science program series is designed to further connect the Outer Banks communities and residents with the rich natural world and cultural heritage of their neighboring National Park sites; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site."These presentations offer local residents an opportunity to both learn more about, and better enjoy, their National Parks" stated Mike Murray, Superintendent, Outer Banks Group.

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