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News Updates from 109 E. Jones St.

I’ve got a few brief updates to pass along: If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that the newest member of our Civil War Committee, Mark, has added his family to the stories under the “Find Your … Continue reading

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A New Ancestor and 2011 Archives Week Posters and Bookmarks

There is a new essay available under the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” tab. “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” is a project we started during October of last year where members of our staff try to research one of their … Continue reading

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From Tombstone to Ancestry

We have added a new story to the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” menu.  Jacob Spellman’s headstone launches a quest to see if we can find out more information about him.  What we find, and how we find it, may … Continue reading

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The Fletcher Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. The intent was to free slaves in any state in rebellion against the federal government. A state could show it was not in rebellion by having a duly … Continue reading

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“Find Your Civil War Ancestors” Is Now Online

Welcome to everyone who found us after the website went “live” yesterday. Most of you have probably found the online exhibit “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” already, but since my last post mentioned that it was “coming soon” I thought … Continue reading

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Welcome!

This website was created to host information relating to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. Right now we’re calling it “North Carolina Civil War 150” although that may change as we move into the … Continue reading

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