Tag Archives: North Carolina Museum of History

See Civil War Uniforms in the Conservation Process

[This blog post is cross-posted from Department of Cultural Resources blog Adventures in North Carolina Culture] The bloodied coat of Lt. Col. Thomas Ruffin of Johnston County, worn when he was mortally wounded in battle in Virginia Oct. 15, 1863, … Continue reading

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Rare Opportunity to View Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Raleigh

[This press release comes to us via Bill Brown, Registrar for the State Archives of North Carolina. ] The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most significant documents in United States history. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on … Continue reading

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The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

[This blog post comes from a press release from the North Carolina Museum of History.] The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War Music was everywhere during the Civil War. It served as a powerful and meaningful influence … Continue reading

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Historian Re-Examines Number of Deaths of State’s Civil War Soldiers

[This blog post comes from a N.C. Museum of History press release – you can find other news related to North Carolina Museum of History here.] Historian Re-Examines Number of Deaths of State’s Civil War Soldiers New research reveals surprising … Continue reading

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The Presentation, the newspaper and the TV show …(part three): the pedestal.

Quite by accident I ran across a newspaper article which led me to a testament in our holdings.  The testament belonged to H.A. Sledge and was taken as a war-trophy in the aftermath of the battle of Fort Fisher on … Continue reading

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Video from the Contested Past Symposium

Video from parts of the symposium “Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War: A Conference to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina” held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina … Continue reading

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Upcoming Civil War Sesquicentennial Events in North Carolina

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.] [Updated, 5/31/2011: for a list of currently available video/audio from the “Contested Past: Memories and Legacies … Continue reading

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Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.] RALEIGH – It is called a brother’s war, and nowhere was that more true than in … Continue reading

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Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War

Announcing Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War: A Conference to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina, to be held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 20, … Continue reading

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“Poetry and Journalism in the U.S. Civil War” Lecture at the NC Museum of History

The complete version of this announcement of events at one of our sister institutions is available on our main blog, but I thought I’d pass along this information here: Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the U.S. Civil War Sunday, … Continue reading

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