Local camp honors Confederate Memorial Day
Several men gathered at the confederate soldier memorial on the old courthouse lawn in honor of Confederate Memorial Day.
Dressed in confederate uniforms, four men from the new Colonel William Holland Thomas Camp, stood with flags in hand on the sidewalk near the memorial.
William Holland Thomas of Waynesville was the first White man to serve as chief of the Cherokee and served as a state senator from 1848 to 1860. He led a legion of more than 3,000 soldiers during the Civil War defending western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.