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Welcome to the SA of NC Civil War 150 blog
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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[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
By mid-April 1865, the eastern and western theaters of the American Civil War were now within 150 miles of each other. To the north in Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had abandoned Richmond, Virginia and … Continue reading
On April 9, 2015 the National Park Service will commemorate the surrender of Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee to Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Bells will ring across the country in … Continue reading
As the state of North Carolina was becoming increasingly besieged by enemy forces entering the state from all sides, the civil authority within the interior of the state was collapsing as well. This was not an overnight phenomenon. The cracks … Continue reading
After the engagement at Bentonville, North Carolina, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston pulled his army back to the area near Smithfield to reorganize his growing forces and to keep an eye on Major General William T. Sherman’s Union armies in … Continue reading