Tag Archives: 2011 Archives Week

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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Archives Week – The Human Touch

This is Archives Week in North Carolina and, as part of our celebration here at the State Archives, we’ve been writing a blog post a day about some of our favorite items in our collections. When I was assigned a … Continue reading

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Archives Week – “Winning the Hearts and Minds”

With the arrival of federal forces on Outer Banks in August and September 1861, the definition of the sectional conflict was still being defined within the ranks of the Union Army. On one side, there were those soldiers and officers … Continue reading

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William H. S. Burgwyn Diary (January 21, 1864-September 29, 1864)

The third diary of William H. S. Burgwyn first 25 pages contain an alphabetical list of the men as well as a detailed clothing allowance list for Company H of the 35th Regiment North Carolina Troops. There is also a … Continue reading

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Archives Week – Petition to Secede from Secession

It is nearly impossible to select a favorite Civil War era document from the rich holdings of the North Carolina State Archives.  Tasked with just such a mission, I was surprised to find myself readily mentally sifting through the holdings … Continue reading

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