Monthly Archives: August 2012

A New Colonel

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

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William H. S. Burgwyn Letter: August 19, 1862

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

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A Species of Martial Law…

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

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Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment

[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

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Ribbon Cutting for Western Regional Archives Is Friday, Aug. 10

[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

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2nd Monday’s Lecture Series Continues

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

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William H. S. Burgwyn Letter: August 6, 1862

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

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First Wednesdays – Election 1862

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

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