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History Center to explore ‘Our War’

FAYETTEVILLE — The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center will present on Tuesday the movie “Our War” and provide an update on the archaeological progress at Arsenal Park.

The free movie will began at 7 p.m. at the Highland Presbyterian Church, 111 Highland Ave. in Fayetteville. After the movie, there will be an opportunity to ask the filmmakers questions and to discuss the film’s content.

“Our War” is set in North Carolina in 1861, as the American Civil War begins to rage. It depicts the story of a family from a small farm whose members are shocked when the eldest son leaves home to enlist in the Union army, choosing to fight against the Confederacy. As war erupts over the next four years, that decision will change him and his family in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine, setting the stage for a dramatic, and possibly deadly, reunion.

After the discussion New South Associates, an archaeological firm, will provide an update on the archaeological progress that will center on preliminary interpretations on what has been found at the Arsenal Park site, which was destroyed by Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1865. An archaeological dig began July 19 and will continue until Friday.

Staff report