Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond

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

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Breaking news from Ning

Posted by Bruce Long on October 3, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Latest posts from The Ning Team:

"We’re happy to report that we have a bit more information we can now share publicly with you.  While Cyndx LLC took over Ning operations last week, they were ultimately outbid by another company, which has entered into an agreement with Mode Media to acquire Ning."

"Since coming under new management, we’ve spent time reviewing all the feedback you’ve given us about …


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…


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…


MOA Living History Day

Posted by Bruce Long on February 26, 2016 at 11:11am 0 Comments

Attendance at the Feb. 20th Living History Day at the Museum of the Albemarle was disappointing. The estimate among the displayers was 300-400 attended the show. Members of this board present included Charles McDonald, Philip Madre, Jerry Roxbury, Larry Floyd , Wanda Lassiter, Adam Parker, Ray Etheridge, and Mike Ross. Larry was set up in the spot normally occupied by Walter White. He had a nice tribute to Walter on his display table.

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





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

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

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

Lenoir Braves at Hatteras (Part 1)

Started by Bruce Long in General Discussion Sep 12, 2010. 0 Replies

The following men enlisted in the Lenoir Braves prior to the battle at Hatteras Inlet: Name / Rank / Enlistment DateAlfred Baisden /Private 9 /June 1861 /POW – paroled for exchange 17 Dec 1861William F. Baker /Private /9 June 1861William R.…Continue

Elizabeth City Civil War Tour

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Books writtenby 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 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

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