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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.
The State Archives of North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Timeline (PDF) is now available.
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Presidential Reconstruction In North Carolina (Archives & History Building Auditorium, Raleigh, NC): November 9, 2015 at 12 Noon (A. Christopher Meekins, Head, Microfilm Imaging Unit, State Archives of North Carolina) After four years of war, North Carolina was now preparing … Continue reading
Many North Carolinians saw the repeal of the Ordinance of Secession and repudiation of slavery as the final steps to be completed for their re-entry into the United States. Now, the voting population of North Carolina had to select a … Continue reading
As noted in a previous post, Provisional Governor William W. Holden had called for a statewide convention in October 1865 to complete North Carolina’s restoration to the Union. That convention had a very simple, but critical, charge to vote to … Continue reading
With the ending of the American Civil War, North Carolina began the long process to rehabilitate itself for re-entry back into the United States of America. In addition, the state’s veterans also started the process of their rehabilitation back into … Continue reading
[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Collection Services Section Manager for the State Archives of North Carolina.] With the abolition of slavery came many questions about the rights of freedmen, one of which was how to validate marriages. … Continue reading
Toward the end of April 1865, North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance was becoming increasing irrelevant in the rapidly unfolding events in North Carolina. He was unable to participate in the surrender negotiations between Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union … Continue reading
Second Mondays Lecture Series May 11, 2015 at 12 Noon (Archives & History Building Auditorium, Raleigh, NC): Sherman’s March and the Occupation of Raleigh (William H. Brown, Registrar, State Archives of North Carolina) In March 1865, the American Civil War … Continue reading
In the world of politics, an ability to deal with crisis whether generated by yourself or others can truly define the value of an individual seeking to serve his or her constituents or using political office as a way to … Continue reading
As Confederate General Robert E. Lee was meeting with Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to surrender the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, another Union force was now moving through western North Carolina to disrupt rail lines stretching eastward to Confederate … Continue reading
“[This blog post was written by Matthew M. Peek, Military Collections Archivist in the Special Collections Section.]” Road to Appomattox: Company G of the 38th North Carolina Troops and Their Path to Surrender In January 2015, the State Archives of North … Continue reading