A Charlotte Artillery Gun Returns Home!
150 years after being captured during the Battle of New Bern the piece is being displayed at the North Carolina Museum of History as part of the Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit.
Wallace Wayne Womble of Burlington, NC formerly of New Hill, NC passed away Thursday, January 28th. He will be missed by all of us and especially his family. We want to offer our condolences to his family during this time of bereavement and also offer our services for any need that may arise.
The members of Charlotte Artillery will always remember his contagious laugh and the recants of history around the evening campfires. How no matter how cold it would get during the night, he would always say the next morning, “Boys it wasn’t cold”. We will also remember his efforts to make sure that everything was done as near possible to the actual event, according to history. We will strive to uphold the standards that Wayne displayed on and off the field.
Wayne’s funeral will be held Monday morning 11:00 am at Apex Funeral Home in Apex, NC. He will be laid to rest at New Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
May you rest in peace kind sir. You will be remembered and honored in every event we attend.
We are an energetic reenacting group made up of people from all walks of life and bound by a common interest in the period surrounding the War Between the States. The men of the reactivated Charlotte Artillery reside principally in (but not limited to) the eastern and central parts of North Carolina. This unit assumes the identity of Company C, 10th North Carolina State Troops for our Confederate impression and that of Battery D, 1st New York State Light Artillery for our Federal impression. It is our purpose to honor all men who answered the call of their country in the single most pivotal event in the history of America.
Our organization participates in Reenactments in North Carolina and the surrounding states. We also do Living History encampments at local community festivals. We have a great passion for school programs where we bring history alive for the students. In these programs we do not get into the politics of the War but show the equipment, living conditions, and activities of the Soldier. At these programs we talk about both the Confederate and Union Soldier. We also do an expanded program for local historical organizations. We have been known to talk to anyone that will listen.
Loading and firing antique or replica muzzle loading cannon is a highly dangerous activity, essential safety rules and reliance on others to follow proper procedures demand the utmost attention to detail. Although seeming effortless by our cannoneers, the re-enactors of the Charlotte Artillery are fully aware of the potential for injury. Our re-enactors are thoroughly trained and do not engage in this activity unless certified by competent instructors.
Wayne Womble, Captain
Captain Wayne Womble
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