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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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With a tip of hat and a fond adieu, the Civil War Sesquicentennial Blog of the State Archives of North Carolina is finally stacking their literary muskets and folding our flags to close out our blog to commemorate the Sesquicentennial … Continue reading
[This blog post comes from Matthew Peek, Military Collection Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina.] As the state of North Carolina ends its Sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War, we are fortunate to receive a valuable addition … Continue reading
As described in an earlier blog post, Provisional Governor William W. Holden had convened a convention composed of “properly pardoned” delegates to fulfill a number of obligations necessary to complete President Andrew Johnson’s requirements for reentry into the United States. … Continue reading
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
In post-war 1865, Provisional Governor William Woods Holden went about the business of mending a state rent in every facet by the recent struggle. Infrastructure such as the railroad system not only had to be repaired but also the governing … 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
By June 1865 the reality of a failed attempt at disunion began to settle in the minds of the people of the states that had passed Secession Ordinances. The capitol city of North Carolina had been occupied by Union forces … Continue reading