Category Archives: Second Mondays Lectures

First Wednesdays – “…Ankle Shattered by shell…”

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

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Upcoming Second Mondays Lecture Series – May 11, 2015 at 12 Noon

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

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Second Mondays Lecture Series: General Whiting and Fort Fisher – Monday, February 9

Please join us for the Inaugural “Second Mondays” Lecture Series for 2015!  Lori Sanderlin from the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will speak on “Confederate Major General William Whiting and Fort Fisher” on Monday, February 9, 12 Noon to 1 … Continue reading

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A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Part 2

[This announcement comes from Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina.] “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Part II” When: Noon—1:00 p.m., Monday, November 10 Where: State Archives and State Library … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – “We are all nearly worn out with waiting for the tide”

By early 1863, Governor Zebulon Vance saw the need for the State of North Carolina to operate its own system of supplying Tar Heel soldiers in the field. His limited service as the colonel of the Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Troops … Continue reading

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Modern Greece

On 19 April 1861, President Abraham Lincoln announced a blockade of the Southern states that were in rebellion, namely Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Eight days later, he added the states of North Carolina and Virginia … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: The Reasons William W. Holden Ran for Governor, 1864

In the spring of 1864, the American Civil War has been going on for three years, and the people of North Carolina were tired of the war and the ravages, it brought with it. Many were talking about peace and … Continue reading

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Prisoners of War and Other Civil War Lectures for 2014

[This announcement is cross-posted from the History for All the People Blog] Event poster for the February 10, 2014 Civil War lecture on Prisoners of War. The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Bill Brown … Continue reading

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Women Who Riot

Please join us for a free “Second Mondays” lecture entitled “Women Who Riot” on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am in the Auditorium of the Archives & History Building at 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC. The talk … Continue reading

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Salisbury Bread Riot

On March 18, 1863 a group of about 50 women, wives and mothers of Confederate soldiers, participated in what would become known as the Salisbury Bread Riot.  These women blamed speculators for driving up the prices of necessary items during … Continue reading

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