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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: September 2012
William A. Blount was the father of Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s widow, Nancy Haywood Blount. In this Telegraph to Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s sister, Mrs. R. Williams states that his son had gone to bring the Brigadier General’s remains back … Continue reading
William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his Brother “Harry” Henry King Burgwyn Jr. about the Battle of Antietam. “Thirty Fifth Regiment N.C.T Camp near Martinsville Va. September 23, 1862 Dear Harry I suppose ere this you have heard of the … Continue reading
Lawrence O’Bryan Branch served as Brigadier General under A. P. Hill’s division at the battle of Antietam where he was one of six generals to die. He was the President of the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Co., served in the … Continue reading
Battlefield dispatches are rare gems within manuscript collections. Many are drafted on scraps of paper and hurriedly composed in the midst of a raging battle. They are shoved in the hands of mounted couriers and officers to be delivered to … Continue reading
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be highlighting documents from our collection that deal with the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, the bloodiest one day battle in American History, and the death of Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch. The … Continue reading
The First Conscription Act in April 1862 proved to be as disruptive to Confederate military units as well as to communities back home. Company officers and sergeants struggled to deal with fluid company rosters, where men were being discharged due … Continue reading