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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.
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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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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