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A Soldier’s Christmas 1863

Christmas in the Civil War was a time for reflection and a longing for home.  These are universal feelings and desires from men and women caught in the currents of their day.  In past years we have, in this blog, … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Mob Violence towards the North Carolina Standard

On the evening of September 9, 1863 the printing office of the North Carolina Standard was sacked by a group of Georgia soldiers coming through Raleigh on their way to Tennessee.  The following morning, supporters of the editor, William Woods … 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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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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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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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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Civil War Research at the North Carolina State Archives

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] 2011 marks the beginning of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial and its commemoration will renew interest in conducting research on the period … Continue reading

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