Category Archives: Research

First Wednesdays – Battle of New Bern

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

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Archives Week: Obituary for Governor John W. Ellis

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

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North Carolina Civil War Timeline

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

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Pasquotank County miscellaneous records – hidden history

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

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Civil War Research at the North Carolina State Archives

[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

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