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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.
Category Archives: Research
The United States forces of the Burnside Expedition captured Roanoke Island on February 8th, 1862, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina on February 10th, 1862. After resolving how to handle Confederate prisoners and probing the upper inter-coastal waterways, the Burnside Expedition … Continue reading
John W. Ellis served as Governor of North Carolina from 1859 to 1861. Originally noted for his work on internal improvements such as improving roads and the state educational system, his second term was marked by the ongoing secession crisis. … 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
The State Archives stores records in four separate buildings: the Archives stacks, the Government Record Center, the old Records Center (Historical Publications building), and the Blount Street Annex (BSA). The latter of these storage facilities houses voluminous amounts of materials … Continue reading
[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] 2011 marks the beginning of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial and its commemoration will renew interest in conducting research on the period … Continue reading