Civil War in NE North Carolina

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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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Blog Posts

Volume 19 of NC Troops

Posted by Bruce Long on March 10, 2014 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Volume 19 is now available from the State Archives. The NC Defenders and Jonesboro Guards are included in this volume.

Civil Authority in Elizabeth City during the war

Posted by Chris Meekins on March 9, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Civil authority remained in control of the city, with a few hiccups, until February 1863.

The Federal attack and occupation on February 9, 1862 was short lived.  By Feb 14th Confederate forces were back in the city itself, Union forces having withdrawn.  Although elements of the civil authority fled before the fighting on February 9th 1862, the civil government remained in charge of the town - neither the federal or Confederate forces declared a martial law.

Confederate forces…


1500 troops land 10 miles below Elizabeth City! (May 27, 1861)

Posted by Bruce Long on March 9, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Sometimes you should take the information included in reports published in the Official Records of the Army with a grain of salt. Unsubstantiated rumors were often included in the reports, as the report below illustrates. General Huger reports that on May 27th, 1861, two different men that did not know each other, one from each side of the river, both reported to him that 1500 men had landed ten miles below Elizabeth City in Camden. In the same report, Huger reports the information was…


The drawings didn't match

Posted by Bruce Long on March 4, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Something had been bothering me since I first began closely comparing the drawings of Fort Hatteras made by Alfred Waud, the map of the facility drawn by Lt. F. U. Farquhar of the US Engineer Corp, and the one known photo of the fort, but I couldn’t pinpoint what was amiss. The powder magazine didn’t seem to be in the right place sometimes and the tents on the beach seemed to be drawn on the ocean side one time and the sound side the next.

While looking through some New York…


Elizabeth City Civil War Tour

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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 New Bern

Started by Bruce Long in Burnside's Expedition. Last reply by Bruce Long Feb 9. 3 Replies

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

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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