Tag Archives: 1860

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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Sesquicentennial Lecture Series Begins Monday

The first in a series of lectures sponsored by the Archives and Records Civil War 150 Committee will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in the State Archives and Library Building auditorium. Topics … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: addendum – Insurrection!

One constant fear in the slave society of the antebellum south was that of a slave insurrection.  From 1800 to 1802, Gabriel’s Rebellion, also known as the Easter Rebellion, caused apprehension throughout the Albemarle Sound region.  The coastal area of … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays First Document

In the aftermath of the November 1860 presidential election, the citizens of North Carolina had to decide how to respond to the election of Abraham Lincoln, a candidate who was not even on the ballot in North Carolina.  North Carolinians … Continue reading

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