Joan Wenner, a freelance writer for the Civil War News, is trying to add the inn as a stop on the N.C. Civil War Trail and is looking for grants that might help Tharp in the restoration of the inn.
"Most of the time, grants are dispensed to nonprofits, historical societies, so it's a struggle," Wenner
said."These Civil War history sites are economically helpful to the towns they're in.
"Historic preservation is important, and people, by their traveling to sites, can educate themselves and their children."Wenner
is hoping to have the Gen.