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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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Last month, I wrote about reminiscences and how they represent a personal account of past events in a person’s life. This month, I want to share some poignant letters, diaries, and reminiscences that tell of individuals before, during and after … Continue reading
Whereas a diary gives a personal day to day insight into the lives of the men and women who wrote them, reminiscences give the reader not only the insight into the event, but also some of the emotions that an … Continue reading
On December 11, 1862 the Union Army of the Potomac, under command of Major General Ambrose Burnside, laid five pontoon bridges across Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Va., in preparation to cross over and strike at the Confederate Army of Northern … Continue reading
James West Champney, a soldier in the Forty-Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, drew this sketch of Fort Macon as viewed from the west on Christmas Day in 1862. He sketched it with charcoal. Fort Macon was under Union control at this time. … Continue reading
In August the Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson wrote about a new collection, the Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment* Collection. This small collection consists of Civil War letters primarily written by soldiers of … Continue reading
[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] By the fall of 1862, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was ill-equipped and underfed. During the Antietam campaign, conditions were so … Continue reading
William A. Blount was the father of Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s widow, Nancy Haywood Blount. In this Telegraph to Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s sister, Mrs. R. Williams states that his son had gone to bring the Brigadier General’s remains back … Continue reading
William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his Brother “Harry” Henry King Burgwyn Jr. about the Battle of Antietam. “Thirty Fifth Regiment N.C.T Camp near Martinsville Va. September 23, 1862 Dear Harry I suppose ere this you have heard of the … Continue reading
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be highlighting documents from our collection that deal with the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, the bloodiest one day battle in American History, and the death of Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch. The … Continue reading