Tag Archives: North Carolina State Archives

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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New letters added to our Civil War Digital Collection

In August the Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson wrote about a new collection, the Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment* Collection. This small collection consists of Civil War letters primarily written by soldiers of … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Lee’s Lost Order

Perhaps no other document from the American Civil War has engendered as much speculation or controversy as the infamous Special Order 191, or as it is more generally known, the “Lost Order” or the “Lost Dispatch.”  Historians have argued for … Continue reading

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Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment

[This blog post comes from Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson.] The Military Collection of the North Carolina State Archives has recently received a small but important collection of Civil War letters, the majority of which were written by soldiers … Continue reading

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News Updates from 109 E. Jones St.

I’ve got a few brief updates to pass along: If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that the newest member of our Civil War Committee, Mark, has added his family to the stories under the “Find Your … Continue reading

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Archives Week – Petition to Secede from Secession

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

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Civil War Treasures Exhibit

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

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Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée

On Friday November 4, 2011, a Public Law and Humanities Symposium will be held at the State Archives/Library Building and State Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C.: A Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée, 1865-1905 “A Radical Notion … Continue reading

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Pasquotank County miscellaneous records – hidden history part III

Part III In a previous post I mentioned my request to process two cartons of miscellaneous Pasquotank County records, citing my interest in both the county and the period the records covered.  I told you about an exciting find in … Continue reading

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Protect Special Documents in Hurricane Season

My co-worker Sarah Koonts has already written a post like this on our main blog, but I thought I’d post a reminder here for those of you who may see a visit from Hurricane Irene in the next few days. … Continue reading

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