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A Union Soldier’s View of the Burnside Expedition

Chauncey W. Curtis was born in 1843. During the Civil War, Curtis was a private in the 51st New York Volunteers. His regiment moved from Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina as part of General Reno’s brigade in Burnside’s Expedition. Chauncey … Continue reading

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First Civil War Lecture of 2012 to Be Held on February 20th

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance continues in 2012 with a series of lectures.  Please join us on February 20, 2012 from 10:30-11:30 AM in the auditorium of the State Archives and Library building as Chris Meekins of the State Archives speaks … Continue reading

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Medal of Honor recipients during the Burnside Expedition

From February through June 1862 General Ambrose E. Burnside commanded United States soldiers and sailors during the Federal assault and occupation of the northern two-thirds of coastal North Carolina.  Initial actions in February (Roanoke Island and Elizabeth City) and in … Continue reading

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