Burnside's Expedition and beyond
Mike Zatarga's new book The Battle of Roanoke Island (top) is coming out soon from The History Press..
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 amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com 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.
It looks like there are a plenty of new reads for Civil War buffs in northeastern North Carolina!
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.
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
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