Tag Archives: 1864

New Acquisition Highlights Appomattox Court House

“[This blog post was written by Matthew M. Peek, Military Collections Archivist in the Special Collections Section.]” Road to Appomattox: Company G of the 38th North Carolina Troops and Their Path to Surrender In January 2015, the State Archives of North … 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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“The case is before you now for such aid as you render.”

By September 1864, events continued to spiral downward for the Confederate States of America. Since the summer of 1864, federal armies had roamed at will in and out of its borders. Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and his combined Union … 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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Treasures of the Archives: “Tar Heel fight”

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Collection Services Section Manager for the State Archives of North Carolina.] On August 28, 1864, Major Joseph A. Engelhard wrote a letter to “Friend Ruf” in which he described the successful Battle … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: “…I want you elected Governor again…”

By spring of 1864, the gubernatorial campaign had opened in earnest in North Carolina. As detailed in our previous “First Wednesdays” post, William W. Holden had announced his intention to campaign for the office of governor of North Carolina. The … 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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Love and War

It is not often that we highlight fun and possibly frivolous letters on this blog, but with Valentines Day being right around the corner, we figured it would be appropriate to highlight a couple of letters William Henry Grady wrote … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Celebrating Freedom 1864

It had been almost fifteen months since President Lincoln made the preliminary announcement of an idea of ending slavery in the states in rebellion; it had been a year since that proclamation – the Emancipation Proclamation – was enforced.  The … Continue reading

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New letters added to our Civil War Digital Collection

In August the Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson wrote about a new collection, the Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment* Collection. This small collection consists of Civil War letters primarily written by soldiers of … Continue reading

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