Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Union Soldier’s View of the Burnside Expedition

Chauncey W. Curtis was born in 1843. During the Civil War, Curtis was a private in the 51st New York Volunteers. His regiment moved from Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina as part of General Reno’s brigade in Burnside’s Expedition. Chauncey … Continue reading

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William H. Burgwyn Letter: May 19, 1862

We are adding more Burgwyn papers to our digital collection. We will be uploading the Burgwyn letters according to the dates they were written. Our first letter to be added is from May 19, 1862. In this letter William expresses … Continue reading

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Obituaries – George Burgwin Johnston

Recently Tiffanie added George Burgwin Johnston’s Diary to our Civil War Digital Collection.  Johnston served as Captain of Company G, 28th Regiment, NC Infantry and was captured as a prisoner of war in 1862.  Along with his diary, the Johnston … Continue reading

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Civil War Talks in May

There are several other Civil War lectures being given this month, in addition to the Second Mondays talk on caring for the dead during the Civil War that is being held in our building on May 14th: Civil War Lecture: … Continue reading

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Confederate Memorial Day remembered

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

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Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War

On May 14th, from 10:30-11:30 AM, the Civil War Sesquicentennial lecture series (PDF) at the State Archives continues with a talk on “Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War” by Bill Brown, Debbi Blake, Chris Meekins. … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – North Carolina Union Volunteers (white)

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

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