Burnside's Expedition and beyond
The Museum of the Albemarle is trying to identify the two Confederate soldiers in the photos below. If you recognize them, contact me at email@example.com .
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.)
A repository of research on topics concerning northeastern NC leading up to and including Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina
NC Civil War Blogs
NC Squadron (my Navy blog)http://ncsquadron.wordpress.com/
7th NC Volunteers http://7thncvols.wordpress.com/
Michael Hardy's blog page:
Andrew Duppstadt's blog page:
Navy Sesquicentennial blog page:
Jeff Felton's blog page:
Mariner's Museum Monitor blog:
Rantings of a CW Historian http://civilwarcavalry.com/
Local Civil War web sites
Eliz. City Civil War Tour http://rblong.net/markers
Indiantown Skirmish http://rblong.net/indiantown/
Battle of South Mills (updated April 2010)
Battle of Elizabeth City (updated April 2010)
North Carolina Squadron (updated December 2009)
Battle of Roanoke Island (Mike Tames' site)
Camden County Troops
Battle of Hatteras Inlet
Brownwater Navy (NEW)
Civil War Traveler tour guide
Seventy-seven Civil War images, most from the Charleston area, have been put online at:
They are from the newly acquired Robin Stanford Collection.Continue
When the Maple Leaf captors went ashore off False Cape, VA, their first thought after electing leaders was to determine where they were. Spying a light on a low island nearby, two waded through the shallow water towards the light. It was a house located on Long Island. It wasn't just any house; it was the house of Major Edgar Burroughs on Long Island. Burroughs had been resigned his commission in the Confederate army due to illness and returned to his home on Long Island in Princess Anne,…Continue
The officers left the Maple Leaf around False Cape in Virginia Beach. They passed a house and the woman living there, whose husband was an absent Confederate soldier, told them how to escape. This was Major Edgar Burroughs’ house on Long Island. On the way south down the beach, they ran into the McHorney brothers of Coinjock at Deal Island. (The McHorney’s were probably there to smuggle salt.) Benjamin F. McHorney had served on the CSS Raleigh in 1861 and 1862.
I'm looking for local stories of the war in the Albemarle region. Partisan Ranger, Home Guard, buffalo - all are of interest. I've read the stories in Pugh's "300 Years Along the Pasquotank", so I don't need to hear them repeated, but different versions and ones I haven't read are of great interest. The Albemarle was a hot-bed of action in 1863.
School Day: Civil War Living History (Grades K-8)
Friday, February 13
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program is free - preregistration is required.…Continue
History for Lunch
“I Give Them ‘til Christmas: The Hard Luck Career of the CSS Neuse”
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:15–1 p.m.
Join us for an exciting History for Lunch at the Museum of the Albemarle on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 when Andrew Duppstadt presents “I Give Them ‘til Christmas: The Hard Luck Career of the CSS Neuse.”…Continue
Does anyone know where I could find a photo of Col. James A. J. Bradford? I cannot locate one online. He was commander of the NC Arsenal at Fayetteville, served on the Military Board under Warren Winslow, was captured at Hatteras on Aug 29, 1861,…Continue
Here's where all the Jonesboro Guards ended up after the battle at Hatteras Inlet. Seven men were sick the day of the battle and were left in camp. These were captured when Fort Hatteras was surrendered. Anderson, John T. Private Transferred to…Continue
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
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