Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond



New books by site members

Mike Zatarga's new book The Battle of Roanoke Island (top) is out from The History Press..The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

Jim Gaddis has a new book out as well. Richard Gatlin and the Confederate Defense of Eastern North Carolina has just been published and is available at and as well as at a couple of bookstores in the Elizabeth City area:

Page After Page, Eliz. City, NC

Museum of the Albemarle

Robert Smith's book The History of Fort Ocracoke in Pamlico Sound from The History Press is currently available as well. The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

It looks like there are a plenty of new reads for Civil War buffs in northeastern North Carolina!


From last summer

Lee Oxford's book is also for sale online,  in area bookstores, and at local museums

A repository of research on topics concerning northeastern NC leading up to and including Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina

NC Civil War sites

NC Civil War Blogs
NC Squadron (my Navy blog)

7th NC Volunteers

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

Local Civil War web sites
Eliz. City Civil War Tour

Indiantown Skirmish

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)

Battle of Plymouth
Hatteras Prisoners

Camden County Troops

Fort Branch
Battle of Hatteras Inlet
Fort Ocracoke
Brownwater Navy (NEW)
Hatteras Sesquicentennial
Civil War Traveler tour guide



Blog Posts

The Monitor Center at Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia

Posted by Bruce Long on May 21, 2016 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

From now until July 15th, the turret tank will be drained on Mondays and refilled on Fridays, opening up a window of opportunity for tours inside the tank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact Hannah Pinner at or call at (757) 952-0465.  She will send you a release form and a donation form for the USS Monitor Foundation.

See the Mariner's Museum Monitor blog at:…


June 11th Civil War History Day at Somerset Place

Posted by Bruce Long on May 21, 2016 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

If anyone is interested in presenting at Somerset Place on June 11th please give Kathleen a call or email her.  She is looking for encampments and Union or Confederate soldiers, blacksmiths, artisans, or other civil war reenactors you know.  They have a very low budget (about 300 per presenter or group). 

Kathleen Gleditsch

Assistant Site Manager

Somerset Place State Historic Site

North Carolina Department of Natural…


This from Wallace Abernethy

Posted by Bruce Long on May 20, 2016 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

Then and now...very interesting

Here are twelve phenomenal photographs from the Civil War era, superimposed with photographs of the same scenes as they appear today.  Photos #1 (Antietam); #3 (Slave Auction House); #6 (Devil’s Den); #7 (Evergreen Cemetery); #9 (US Capitol); and #10 (Ford’s…


Two dents

Posted by Bruce Long on May 20, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Want to see the Monitor turret?

Posted by Bruce Long on May 20, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Dennis Schurr and I went on a tour of the conservation labs at the Mariner's Museum and got to go in the tank where the turret is being conserved. Using the wide-angle lens of a GoPro Hero+ camera, I was able to get some decent photos from just 4-5 feet away.…


Any interest among presenters and re-enactors?

Posted by Bruce Long on February 26, 2016 at 11:24am 1 Comment

Is there any interest among presenters and re-enactors in organizing a living history day in Camden featuring the Battle of South Mills? Over 300 attended a lecture at MOA a few years ago and around 100 paid for a bus tour of the route they followed. Brochures created for the event are available at the Visitor's Center on US 17 north of South Mills.

The Camden County commissioners approved the creation of a county museum 2-3 years ago and room was set aside for it when the old fire…


Elizabeth City Civil War Tour

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Jim Gaddis Book Signing

Started by Jim Gaddis in General Discussion Apr 25, 2015. 0 Replies

I will be at the Page After Page Book Store in Elizabeth City on Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for Independent Bookstore Day and to sign copies of my new book, Richard Gatlin and the Confederate Defense of Eastern North Carolina. I hope…Continue

Col. James A. J. Bradford, 1st NC Artillery (10th NC Regiment)

Started by Jim Gaddis in General Discussion. Last reply by Jim Gaddis Apr 14, 2015. 5 Replies

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

Jonesboro Guards - Captain W.A. Duke's Independent Company

Started by Bruce Long in Burnside's Expedition. Last reply by Bruce Long Jan 27, 2015. 2 Replies

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

Battle of New Bern

Started by Bruce Long in Burnside's Expedition. Last reply by Steve Shaffer Oct 21, 2014. 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, 2014. 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.


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