Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Volume in Popular North Carolina Civil War Roster Series is Now Available

[Our blog post today comes from the Historical Publications Section, one of our sister organizations within the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.] In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the shelling of Fort Sumter, the event that marked … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: Hardship

In early 1861 the brewing political turmoil over secession created hardships within the private lives of North Carolina citizens. Although North Carolina remained part of the union, the altering of public opinion from unionists to secessionists created new economic and … Continue reading

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North Carolina Civil War Soldiers: Mapping the Conflict

Our announcement today comes from Amy Rudersdorf of the Digital Information Management Program (part of the State Library of North Carolina): North Carolina Civil War Soldiers: Mapping the Conflict From Wilmington to Petersburg and Gettysburg, North Carolina soldiers served in … Continue reading

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Poteet Family Letters

Late yesterday we finished adding the Civil War era materials from the Poteet-Dickson Letters to the North Carolina Digital Collection (see the finding aid for more information about the whole collection). Although it is probably an understatement to say that … Continue reading

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Digital Civil War Collection and Upcoming Lectures

I’ve got a few Civil War 150 related updates to pass along today. First, you may have noticed that I’ve added a link for “Digital Civil War Collection” in between “About” and “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” in our blog … Continue reading

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Henry H. Bowen Papers

Tiffanie and I have just finished adding the letters from the Henry H. Bowen Papers (part of our Military Collection’s Civil War Collection) to the North Carolina Digital Collection. The Bowen letters are interesting – for one thing, Henry Bowen … Continue reading

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Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War

Announcing Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War: A Conference to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina, to be held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 20, … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: Arkansas Resolutions

By February 1, 1861, the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas had passed a secession ordinance.  The failure of the resulting Washington Peace Conference in mid-February left the upper south Border States to contemplate their … Continue reading

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