civil war

Exhibit Opening – “After Appomattox: North Carolina Civil War Monuments, 1865–1965”

  ELIZABETH CITY, NC April 9, 2015 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for the opening of a new traveling exhibit, “After Appomattox: North Carolina’s Civil War Monuments, 1865-1965” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m.   The exhibition focuses on the monuments across the state that […]

Lecture and Book Signing – North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History

ELIZABETH CITY, NC April 9, 2015 – On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Gaither Auditorium of the Museum of the Albemarle, Dr. Douglas Butler, an independent historian and practicing physician, will give a presentation on his recent book North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History. […]

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Will Begin Charging April 1

KINSTON, NC March 30, 2015 – The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will start charging admission on April 1. The museum is bringing information on the ironclad’s construction, transportation and commercial practices, along with the region’s Civil War history to the public. The small admission fee will offset maintenance costs and […]

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina's Largest Civil War Reenactment

– 80,000 Fought at Bentonville Battlefield 150 Years Ago March 21-22 – FOUR OAKS, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Thousands of military living historians from across the country will descend on Bentonville Battlefield March 21-22, 2015, to become Confederate and Union soldiers in the last major battle reenactment in the […]

"A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier" Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

FOUR OAKS, NC August 22, 2014 – The sounds of artillery and musket fire will once again ring out at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. The annual summer living history program, “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier,”will be held Saturday, Aug. 23. Costumed living historians will […]

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

August 13, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Get ready to go back to school by taking a trip to a schoolroom of the past.   In conjunction with the Museum of the Albemarle’s “Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle” and […]

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

KINSTON, NC July 28, 2014 – CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will present “Civil War Surgery & Medicine” examining medicine and surgery at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War. The origins of modern triage practices can be traced back to the difficult choices made on the battlefield. […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil […]

Bentonville’s 149th Anniversary “Forced to Fight” Free Event March 15-16

FOUR OAKS, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – The Confederacy was nearly always short on man-power. By 1864, the desperate need for soldiers led to teenagers and men in their 50s being forced into military service. Younger and older recruits, along with others who had avoided the draft, often were given […]

Burning of Winton by Union Troops, 1862

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – On February 20, 1862, Union troops burned Winton, a small village in Hertford County overlooking the Chowan River. The previous day, six gunboats transporting soldiers from New York and Rhode Island steamed up river to Winton, intent on destroying a railroad bridge. Confederate soldiers […]