Somerset Moves Jan. 15 Lecture Examining Slaves’ Side of Civil War to Roper

A Civil War lecture Jan. 15 arranged by Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell has been moved to a new location because of anticipated interest. The program “The Impact and Implication of the Civil War from the Enslaved Person’s Perspective: Forced to Aid My Enemies’ Cause,” is at 2 p.m. in the Vernon G. [...]

Travis Lecture at Ft. Anderson on Jan. 18 Details Battles for Coastal Forts

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow will present local historian Jack Travis, who will speak on “Jumping the Gun: The January 1861 Captures of Forts Caswell and Johnston” on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 7-9 p.m. at the Southport Community Building on the grounds of Fort Johnston. Travis is the author of “Men of [...]

Lecture at Somerset Place Jan. 15 Examines Slaves’ Side of Civil War

Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell will present the lecture “The Impact and Implication of the Civil War from the Enslaved Person’s Perspective: Forced to Aid My Enemies’ Cause,” on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m.  Former site manager Dot Redford will speak. 
For more information, call (252) 797-4560.  
Somerset Place is a representative state historic [...]

Kinston Gets Historic Land

The future looks good for an important part of Eastern North Carolina’s past, thanks to a local family.
Four sisters known as The Harper Girls have donated approximately three acres of land from the Civil War Battle of Kinston site. The land includes the “earthworks,” or bunkers used by Confederate forces during the battle fought in [...]

Students planning to unearth more Brunswick Town history in dig

Peace College will once again be bringing about 21 archaeology students from around the nation to Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson after a successful dig in 2009.
“We weren’t 100 percent sure it was going to happen again, but the enthusiasm the students had and the support from the college have brought the digs back,” said Jim McKee, [...]

Fort Fisher Presents “Glory Enough for All” as Part of Civil War 150th

“Glory Enough for All,” a day-long event commemorating the kickoff for the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War in North Carolina, will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach.  The program will focus on post-war reunions and efforts to memorialize the battle.
“Glory [...]

Visiting Civil War replica cannon well-received at battlefield

In late January, the thunderous boom of a “32-pounder” Civil War cannon will resound in the air at Fort Macon in Carteret County.
The cannon, a prize creation of the N.C. Parks Service and Wayne Community College, got a hero’s welcome Wednesday afternoon by a crowd of upward of 75 people at the New Bern Civil [...]

Historian fights to mark Civil War soldiers’ final resting place

Mark Hughes has visited countless national cemeteries since he was a child. For 25 years, he’s researched the final resting places of soldiers who served on both sides of the Civil War.
But ask the Cleveland Community College instructor about the Salisbury National Cemetery, not quite 90 miles up the road, and he’s quick to give [...]

Civil War replica cannon comes to New Bern Wednesday on way to Fort Macon

A 7,000-pound, 20-foot, working Civil War cannon replica that Wayne Community College students designed and built for Fort Macon State Park will stop in New Bern Wednesday on its way to Carteret County.
The “32-pounder” cannon — mounted on an open trailer for its journey — will leave Goldsboro
early Wednesday and put in appearances at the [...]

Fort Fisher exhibit delves into Civil War love story

An epic love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
That’s what Ray Flowers, an interpreter with the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, calls the information gathered for the museum’s newest exhibit.
The exhibit, and the story behind it, is the topic of a 30-minute talk Flowers will give to the Cape Fear Civil War [...]