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19th Century Lincolnton Woman Gets Twitter Account To Spark Civil War Interest


This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of the largest surrender of Confederate troops during the Civil War. It took place near Durham. North Carolina state history and tourism officials have been trying something new to get young people interested in the Civil War and to promote the role North Carolina played.  They’ve set up a Twitter account in the name of a real-life 19th century Lincolnton woman named Mary Chestnut. And to make "Mary’s tweets" about the Civil War more relatable to a modern audience, they’ve added references to today’s pop culture. Jeff Miles is the Department of Culture Resources web content manger and he joins WFAE's Marshall Terry to talk about the Twitter project.