This blog is an extension of the work of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Over the next four years, historian LeRae Umfleet will tweet the words of North Carolina civilians who witnessed the triumphs and tragedies of the war. The tweets are short and this blog will be the full citation, to place the tweet into context – a tool to understand the impact of war in their words, not ours.
The photograph at the top of the blog is from the North Carolina Collection, UNC-CH and is captioned “Loyal inhabitants of Hatteras Island expelled from their homes by the rebel troops, overtaken by the 20th Indiana Regiment, while retreating to Fort Hatteras for protection, October 4th, 1861.”
LeRae will speak to groups about North Carolina Women in the Civil War using many of the references found in the blog and using images from museum, library, and archive collections. Send her an message to schedule a talk.
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