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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.
Note: all posts and comments on this website are public records.
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March 16th, 1865 near the county line between Harnett and Cumberland County, North Carolina, Lt. Gen. William Hardee’s corps of the Confederate army fought a delaying action against the left wing of General William Sherman’s army. Sherman’s army was marching … Continue reading
If you follow the State Archives blog History For All the People you already know about this ongoing digitization project. But if you missed the announcement last month, here is a bit of Aaron’s original blog post: The Digital Access … Continue reading
On December 11, 1862 the Union Army of the Potomac, under command of Major General Ambrose Burnside, laid five pontoon bridges across Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Va., in preparation to cross over and strike at the Confederate Army of Northern … Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve given you an update on materials being added to the North Carolina Digital Collections, so here’s a snapshot of what we’re currently working on: First, we’re loading Civil War materials related to Lawrence O’Bryan … Continue reading
Back in February, I came across the James Henry Harris Papers and I spent February and March scanning, transcribing and creating metadata for the collection which is now available online. James Henry Harris was a free African American who lived … Continue reading
I was searching through our blog archives today and realized how long it’s been since I posted anything here that wasn’t a simple copy-and-paste of a press release. So here’s a short summary of where things stand as far as … Continue reading
Christmas is a time of reflection for many people; I know that I see so many things going on in the world today that make me thankful for what I have. During the Civil War there was not much to … Continue reading
This is Archives Week in North Carolina and, as part of our celebration here at the State Archives, we’ve been writing a blog post a day about some of our favorite items in our collections. When I was assigned a … Continue reading
One of the new items that you will see on our blog is the appearance of the “North Carolina State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Timeline” posted under our blog statement. The purpose of the timeline is to provide context to … Continue reading