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Welcome to the SA of NC Civil War 150 blog
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.
The State Archives of North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Timeline (PDF) is now available.
Note: all posts and comments on this website are public records.
Tag Archives: North Carolina Archives Week
[This blog post comes from Debbi Blake of our Public Services Branch.] The Friends of the Archives workshop on digital preservation scheduled for the auditorium of the State Archives building at 9:00 on October 25 is cancelled. We are sorry … Continue reading
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has started a new blog called “This Day in North Carolina History” dedicated to a day-to-day history of the people and places of the Tar Heel state. Today’s entry is relevant to the … Continue reading
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
This is Archives Week in North Carolina and, as part of our celebration here at the State Archives, we’ve been writing a blog post a day about some of our favorite items in our collections. When I was assigned a … Continue reading
With the arrival of federal forces on Outer Banks in August and September 1861, the definition of the sectional conflict was still being defined within the ranks of the Union Army. On one side, there were those soldiers and officers … 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
It is nearly impossible to select a favorite Civil War era document from the rich holdings of the North Carolina State Archives. Tasked with just such a mission, I was surprised to find myself readily mentally sifting through the holdings … Continue reading
Mark your calendars! Civil War Treasures Exhibit Where: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (2nd Floor, North Carolina State Archives Search Room), 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. When: Monday October 24, from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Please join us … Continue reading
There is a new essay available under the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” tab. “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” is a project we started during October of last year where members of our staff try to research one of their … Continue reading