Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond



Who are they?

The Museum of the Albemarle is trying to identify the two Confederate soldiers in the photos below. If you recognize them, contact me at .

The one below has been identified as Corp. Stephen N. Woodard, Co. A, 1st NC.

Dear Mr. Long,
The unidentified soldier on your blog site (2nd down) is Corporal Stephen M. Woodard, Company A (the "Albemarle Guards"), 1st Regiment N.C. State Troops. The coat he is wearing is the M1861 state-issued sack coat issued to many of the early war regiments.
Woodard was from Chowan and enlisted 5/18/61. Promoted to corporal in 1863 and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, 5/12/64. Confined first at Point Lookout and then Elmira until he was released from the latter place on 6/12/65.
I am trying to find the owner of the Woodard image to gain permission to use it in volume 2 of my book, State Troops and Volunteers, published by the N.C. Office of Archives and History. If you can help me with that, I would be most obliged.
Greg Mast


Help comes from strange places

Chris M. Perry from Hobbsville has been very helpful with grave photos and information. I got an unexpected assist  from my sister, of all people! (She has no interest in the Civil War but is very interested in geneology.)

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Did you know?

Posted by Bruce Long on October 5, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Did you know that Fort Hatteras was modified following its capture? The inlet face was extended into a salient with a pan-coupe,…


Fort Hatteras and Clark photos

Posted by Bruce Long on October 5, 2014 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

The Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark photos are currently at East Carolina University where a deep density scan will be made. Hopefully hidden details will…


Fort Hatteras dimensions

Posted by Bruce Long on July 27, 2014 at 11:57pm 0 Comments

Fort Hatteras was basically a square with the four corners cut off. Each of the faces were 150 feet long and the pan-coups in the salient ends were 42 feet long, making the parallel faces 210 feet apart. The parapet was 22 feet wide with 19 gun platforms. The gun platforms were 24 feet wide and 18 feet deep. The traverses were 20 feet by 12 feet parallelograms. The wall was 18 feet thick at the top.

Elizabeth City Civil War Tour

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Battle of New Bern

Started by Bruce Long in Burnside's Expedition. Last reply by Steve Shaffer Oct 21. 6 Replies

Place information or questions about the battle of New Bern here.

Lenoir Braves (Part 2)

Started by Bruce Long in General Discussion. Last reply by Arthur Larsen Feb 10. 1 Reply

Here's the rest of the Lenoir Braves that enlisted prior to the battle at Hatteras Inlet: John W. Bunn /Private /25 July 1861Richard Bunn /Private /25 July 1861Everett W. Hill /Private /25 July 1861Logan Metts /Private /25 July 1861 /POW – wounded…Continue

Battle of South Mills

Started by Bruce Long in Burnside's Expedition. Last reply by Bruce Long Jan 16, 2012. 6 Replies

Place information or questions about the battle of South Mills here.

Questioning history

Started by Chris Meekins in General Discussion. Last reply by Dr. Sam F. Leary Sep 1, 2011. 9 Replies

The Civil War in North Carolina is a well-documented and often written about period of the state's history.  In the past few years the historiography of the Civil War in North Carolina has undergone revision.  Books and articles detail both new and…Continue

William F Martin Camp #1590 United Confederate Veterans

Started by Chris Meekins in General Discussion. Last reply by Bruce Long Jun 19, 2011. 6 Replies

Hello Fellow Civil War fans,In Robert Elliott's book about his Tarheel Confederate (published in the 1990s) he has several pages regarding the WF Martin Camp - pictures, copy of a condolence card, etc.He also includes several images from a notebook…Continue

Plymouth Civil War Living History Event

Started by Bruce Long in General Discussion Apr 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Next Event APRIL 29th – May 1st, 2011If you have a period craft and are interested in participating in our event we welcome you to contact Port O Plymouth Museum curator, Harry Thompson at 252-793-1377.Continue


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