The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is collecting stories about North Carolinians who lived during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. If you have a story to share about your ancestor, please submit it on the NCCWRCHC web page at http://nccivilwarcenter.org/share-a-story or mail it to 824 Branson St., Fayetteville, NC 28305.
Link to The Independent (UK): https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ancestry-dna-family-history-tree-discovery-how-slaves-north-carolina-a8288476.html
By Amelia Harper Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram The advanced placement U.S. history class at Nash Central High School is making history — quite literally. Fourteen students who were enrolled in Coach Renny Taylor’s junior level AP history class last year spent a few weeks at the end of the year creating a video documentary … Continue reading Local history class creates history of its own
Photo by JAMES H. WALLACE, Richmond Times-Dispatch This is an exciting development out of Richmond, Virginia! Approximately 300 pages of colonial Virginia wills have been returned to Virginia. The pages were apparently carried off as a war prize by a Union soldier. The recovered pages, torn from a Charles City will book when the … Continue reading Charles City records taken by Union soldiers during Civil War are now returned
Community comes together to save their history! From The News Leader, Staunton, VA: WAYNESBORO — After years of waiting to see if the red brick house on New Hope Road would be knocked down or restored, Waynesboro City Council voted in May not to demolish the house and to hand it over to Mark Holmes for restoration. … Continue reading Arnold House restoration set to begin
By Christina Haley on July 12, 2016 Three Civil War artifacts were stolen from the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site during a break-in at the site early Sunday morning. The break-in was reported at the historic site located at 8884 St. Phillips Road, in Winnabow, at 2:17 a.m., according an incident report from the Brunswick County … Continue reading Civil War buttons stolen from Brunswick historic site
It's one of the more glamorous stories of the Cape Fear coast: The glamorous Confederate spy is riding a blockade runner back into Wilmington. Her ship runs aground and she drowns in the Atlantic -- weighed down by treasure sewn in the linings of her gown. That legend is almost true -- sort of, … Continue reading Romantic story of shipwrecked Confederate spy is true, mostly
In a move to gain new insights into the U.S. Civil War, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today the public launch of an innovative crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decipher a collection of nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and officers of the Union Army. Roughly one-third … Continue reading Decoding the Civil War