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North Carolina Civil War 150 is a space for collecting all news, events, and observances related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the State Archives of North Carolina.
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Tag Archives: diaries
[This blog post comes from Matthew Peek, Military Collection Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina.] As the state of North Carolina ends its Sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War, we are fortunate to receive a valuable addition … Continue reading
By nightfall on March 20th, Major General William T. Sherman had finally connected both wings of his combined Union armies along the Goldsboro Road. He finally felt secure in the knowledge that his veteran regiments were now in support of … Continue reading
Last month, I wrote about reminiscences and how they represent a personal account of past events in a person’s life. This month, I want to share some poignant letters, diaries, and reminiscences that tell of individuals before, during and after … Continue reading
We have just added a new diary to our Civil War Collection. This is the diary of George Burgwin Johnston, Captain of Company G, 28th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. A quote from Walter Clark’s Histories of Several Regiments and Battalions … Continue reading
This diary is part of the Williams-Womble Collection. The soldier who wrote the diary was thought to be Bry Howard, the great-great uncle of Miss Faydene Barbee, the donor of the collection. According to family tradition, Howard was killed in … Continue reading
At the beginning of December I finished transcribing and fleshing out the metadata for the last of William Burgwyn’s Civil War diaries. At the time I wanted to share some of the Christmas memories that William wrote about in his … Continue reading
I was searching through our blog archives today and realized how long it’s been since I posted anything here that wasn’t a simple copy-and-paste of a press release. So here’s a short summary of where things stand as far as … Continue reading
Christmas is a time of reflection for many people; I know that I see so many things going on in the world today that make me thankful for what I have. During the Civil War there was not much to … Continue reading
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