Tag Archives: digital projects

1901 Confederate Pension Applications

If you follow the State Archives blog History For All the People you already know about this ongoing digitization project. But if you missed the announcement last month, here is a bit of Aaron’s original blog post: The Digital Access … Continue reading

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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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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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New Page for Civil War Links

As you may have noticed, the State Archives of North Carolina launched a new website last week. You can read the announcement on our main blog for information on specific things that have changed and how the new site is … Continue reading

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William H. S. Burgwyn Letter: August 19, 1862

The next letter from the William H. S. Burgwyn collection is available in our Civil War Digital Collections. William H. S. Burgwyn and his regiment, the 35th North Carolina, spent much of July and the beginning of August building fortifications … Continue reading

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William H. S. Burgwyn Letter: August 6, 1862

We continue to add Burgwyn papers to our digital collection. This letter is dated August 6, 1862. William H. S. Burgwyn wrote his mother with the news of his appointment to 1st Lieutenant, Company H, 35th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. … Continue reading

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Civil War Digitization Continues at the State Archives

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

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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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Letter from C. G. Davenport to Zebulon B. Vance

Tiffanie has added a new item to our Archival Treasures collection within the North Carolina Digital Collections: C. G. Davenport – Zebulon B. Vance Letter, August 10, 1862 A letter dated August 10, 1862 from C. G. Davenport of Co. … Continue reading

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Obituaries – Henry Lawson Wyatt

As we remember the many men who fought and died in the Civil War it is interesting to look back at how their loss affected those around them.  There were many important North Carolinians who passed away on and off … Continue reading

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