Tag Archives: Archives CW150 Committee

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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Prisoners of War and Other Civil War Lectures for 2014

[This announcement is cross-posted from the History for All the People Blog] Event poster for the February 10, 2014 Civil War lecture on Prisoners of War. The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Bill Brown … 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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Women Who Riot

Please join us for a free “Second Mondays” lecture entitled “Women Who Riot” on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am in the Auditorium of the Archives & History Building at 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC. The talk … Continue reading

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Salisbury Bread Riot

On March 18, 1863 a group of about 50 women, wives and mothers of Confederate soldiers, participated in what would become known as the Salisbury Bread Riot.  These women blamed speculators for driving up the prices of necessary items during … Continue reading

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Free Lecture: Who Freed Who – Emancipation and 13th Amendment: February 16, 1 pm to 2 pm

The Friends of the Archives and the State Archives of North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and are sponsoring a free lecture on February 16, at 1 p.m. Please come join us! Who Freed Who: Emancipation and the 13th Amendment … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Lee’s Lost Order

Perhaps no other document from the American Civil War has engendered as much speculation or controversy as the infamous Special Order 191, or as it is more generally known, the “Lost Order” or the “Lost Dispatch.”  Historians have argued for … Continue reading

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Obituaries – George Burgwin Johnston

Recently Tiffanie added George Burgwin Johnston’s Diary to our Civil War Digital Collection.  Johnston served as Captain of Company G, 28th Regiment, NC Infantry and was captured as a prisoner of war in 1862.  Along with his diary, the Johnston … Continue reading

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A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow

[This blog post comes from the Resource Management Branch of the North Carolina State Archives.] “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy Part One” (PDF) will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 10:30—11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Diary of Both Sides

This diary is the second in the four diary series of William H. S. Burgwyn during the time he spent in the Civil War. The diary is not located with the other three diaries in P.C. 4 but as its … Continue reading

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