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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.
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Tag Archives: 1863
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
Christmas in the Civil War was a time for reflection and a longing for home. These are universal feelings and desires from men and women caught in the currents of their day. In past years we have, in this blog, … Continue reading
Northeastern North Carolina, the area east of the Chowan River and north of the Albemarle Sound, fell to Union occupation during the Burnside Expedition in February 1862. The subsequent 22 months devolved into raids by Confederate forces, cavalry expeditions by … Continue reading
On the evening of September 9, 1863 the printing office of the North Carolina Standard was sacked by a group of Georgia soldiers coming through Raleigh on their way to Tennessee. The following morning, supporters of the editor, William Woods … Continue reading
Last month, I wrote about reminiscences and how they represent a personal account of past events in a person’s life. This month, I want to share some poignant letters, diaries, and reminiscences that tell of individuals before, during and after … Continue reading
Late in the afternoon of July 2, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee planned to renew his assault on the Union Army of the Potomac stationed on the high ground outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He tapped his First Corps, under … Continue reading
After the fighting at Chancellorsville, Virginia in early May 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee advanced his army northward to take the war into Pennsylvania. Lee marched his three corps into the Shenandoah Valley from the site of his previous … Continue reading
In January 1863, the Sixty-fourth North Carolina Troops, while on an expedition to ferret out suspected “Tory” or Unionist groups operating out of Madison County, North Carolina, arrested and later killed thirteen men and boys. Information concerning the atrocity was … Continue reading
[This press release comes to us via Bill Brown, Registrar for the State Archives of North Carolina. ] The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most significant documents in United States history. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on … Continue reading
On March 30th 1863 Confederate forces under General Daniel Harvey Hill invested the town of Washington, N.C. For a little more than two weeks Hill continued the siege of the town hoping to capture the garrison inside. Confederate forces arrayed … Continue reading