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 and History, Research Branch.
How many lives did North Carolina actually sacrifice in the war effort? Historian Josh Howard provides a reanalysis of the available archival evidence, compiling the most definitive, accurate assessment of the number of North Carolina soldiers, both Confederate and Union, who died during the conflict.
Upcoming 2nd Monday’s Lectures:
November 19, 2012 : “Confederate Conscription Acts: A Primer” by Bill Brown, State Archives of North Carolina. An introduction to the three conscription acts enacted into law by the Confederate Congress in 1862, 1863, and 1864. This presentation will focus on the legislation’s different nuances, and how these acts affected raising of troops and support for the Confederacy in North Carolina during the American Civil War. Primary sources dealing with North Carolina soldiers drafted through these conscription acts will also be covered during the course of this analysis.
February 11, 2013: “Shelton Laurel Massacre” by Bill Brown, State Archives of North Carolina. Presentation on the execution of thirteen civilians by the Sixty-Fourth North Carolina Troops in Madison County, North Carolina on January 18, 1863.
May 13, 2013: “Women who Riot” by Sarah Lentz, State Archives of North Carolina, a presentation on the numerous bread riots occurring in North Carolina during the second and third years of the Civil War.
August 12, 2013: “Tarheels at Gettysburg” by Debbi Blake, Mark Holland, and Chris Meekins, State Archives of North Carolina, these presenters will discuss North Carolina’s contributions during the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. on July 1-3, 1863.
November 18, 2013: “Digital Collections: An Update” by Ashley Yandle and Tiffanie Mazanek, State Archives of North Carolina, a discussion on updates to the digital collections at the State Archives of North Carolina with an emphasis on Civil War documents.