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North Carolina Civil War 150 is a space for collecting all news, events, and observances related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the State Archives of North Carolina.
The State Archives of North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Timeline (PDF) is now available.
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On March 30th 1863 Confederate forces under General Daniel Harvey Hill invested the town of Washington, N.C. For a little more than two weeks Hill continued the siege of the town hoping to capture the garrison inside. Confederate forces arrayed … Continue reading
In January 1863 William W. Holden, editor of the Raleigh Standard, published a letter from an unidentified woman to her husband. The letter, written over several days, detailed events in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, that occurred after the turn of … Continue reading
Edward Stanly, Military Governor of North Carolina, upon publication of President Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation called for an election in the Second Senate District of North Carolina. Stanly understood, as stated in the proclamation, that states with representation in … Continue reading
Union commander general John G. Foster lead an expedition from occupied New Bern N.C. into the North Carolina interior with an aim of cutting railroad lines at Goldsborough, N.C. Timed to coincide with the Fredericksburg campaign in Virginia, the thought … Continue reading
In the aftermath of the Army of Northern Virginia’s expedition into Maryland in September 1862, General Robert E. Lee needed supplies to feed and maintain his army. Lee called upon the government in Richmond to get the supplies. Looking south … Continue reading
The summer of 1862 brought another gubernatorial election cycle to North Carolina. The citizens of the state had witnessed much change since the 1860 election cycle. The winner of that contest, John Ellis, was dead and the state held together … Continue reading
May 10th in Civil War circles is usually remembered as Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s death day. In North Carolina it is also remembered as Confederate Memorial Day. The Raleigh Ladies Memorial Association was instrumental in selecting that date. In early 1867 … Continue reading
May 1862 marked one year since then Governor John Ellis (deceased) had refused President Abraham Lincoln’s call for troops to put down the rebellion. During this year North Carolinians experienced the heady political-high of Secession, a call to arms of … Continue reading
The energy of the Federal Burnside Expedition was not yet spent, or even checked by Confederate efforts, when Governor Henry Toole Clark received a letter from J.J. Lawrence of Wilson, North Carolina, suggesting the need for guerrilla warfare in eastern … Continue reading
The United States forces of the Burnside Expedition captured Roanoke Island on February 8th, 1862, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina on February 10th, 1862. After resolving how to handle Confederate prisoners and probing the upper inter-coastal waterways, the Burnside Expedition … Continue reading