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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.
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Two days have passed since William wrote home. On August 22, 1862, he writes to his mother with news of the march. His brigade left Petersburg in route to Richmond at 10 Am marching 15 or 17 miles on the … Continue reading
The next letter from the William H. S. Burgwyn collection is available in our Civil War Digital Collections. William H. S. Burgwyn and his regiment, the 35th North Carolina, spent much of July and the beginning of August building fortifications … Continue reading
While Confederate General Robert E. Lee was dealing with the Union Army of Virginia operating in Central Virginia, the Union Army of the Potomac remained encamped around Harrison’s Landing down river from Richmond, Va. General Lee appointed Major General Daniel … Continue reading
[This blog post comes from Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson.] The Military Collection of the North Carolina State Archives has recently received a small but important collection of Civil War letters, the majority of which were written by soldiers … Continue reading
[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here. While this press release doesn’t have a Civil War connection, I did want to make sure … Continue reading
On August 13th, from 10:30-11:30 AM, in the State Archives and Library Building auditorium, our Civil War Sesquicentennial lecture series continues with “Bringing in the Dead: The North Carolina Civil War and Death Study” by Josh Howard, Office of Archives … Continue reading
We continue to add Burgwyn papers to our digital collection. This letter is dated August 6, 1862. William H. S. Burgwyn wrote his mother with the news of his appointment to 1st Lieutenant, Company H, 35th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. … Continue reading