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The mission of the First North Carolina Battalion is to faithfully and accurately educate and inform the public about North Carolina’s soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War and to preserve the heritage and customs from this period of history.


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ANV Civilian Group

1st North Carolina Battalion, 4th Regiment ANV Civilians

Date: January 8, 2011

To: 4th Regiment, ANV

From: Pat Hilderman

This is a formal invitation to ALL civilians in the 4th Regiment of the ANV to participate in the newly formed civilian group. This group is being formed in an effort to help further enhance the participation of ANV civilians. It will not in any way change anything that individual groups may be doing with their respective Units. It will enable us to have a voice at the ANV convention, educate ourselves, new people coming into our units and the public about civilian life during the War.

At the ANV convention last November, JoAnn Newton of the 3rd Regiment was appointed ANV Civilian Coordinator. She will be working with the Division in determining what is important for all of our civilians. Things such as resource material, authenticity in camp, help with impressions, demonstrations at 150th's in the upcoming celebration years are but a few of the ideas that she has relayed on to me. I would like to see ALL of our Civilians included in this effort. We are there to help one another just as our men pull together and help one another at events, it is my hope that we can too. JoAnn has indicated also to me that she wants to establish an effective means of communicating with all civilians, so with that in mind if we have civilians from each unit select a contact person and then have one person from all the contacts be the one communicating with JoAnn she would be able to get information out to us in a timely manner. I am willing to be the primary contact person to JoAnn from the 4th Regiment until we can become fully organized and hold an election of officers. There is a lot to be done to get us started and I am willing to do whatever I can to help. There is a lot of enthusiasm to get our Civilians better involved and informed as we move ahead.

I would ask that you PLEASE make sure that ANY civilians in your unit are given this information and have them call me or email me with any questions, thoughts, concerns that they may have regarding this very important effort.

Your Humble Servant
Pat Hilderman
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    January 9, 2016


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