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Camden Heritage Museum

Posted by Bruce Long on December 12, 2017 at 4:44am 0 Comments

The Camden Heritage Museum includes the old 1910 jail that sits directly behind the main museum. We've had over 700 visitors since we opened in September 2017. You can always find someone there to talk history with on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 until…


New Camden County Hertiage Museum opens

Posted by Bruce Long on September 12, 2017 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The new museum in Camden opened Friday, Sept. 15th. Here's a glimpse inside



There is an error in the Henningsen report on the Battle of Elizabeth City

Posted by Bruce Long on June 5, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Colonel Charles F. Henningsen took temporary command of the Wise Legion artillery late in January 1862. He sent six pieces of artillery, five 6-pdr smoothbore brass cannons and one iron 3-inch rifled gun, to Elizabeth City, NC, His February 12th report states:

"Finding at Currituck Court House that provision and forage could not be obtained to proceed to Powell's Point , or even to remain at the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal any nearer than Elizabeth City, marched there on…


New life!

Posted by Bruce Long on June 5, 2017 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

The new owners of the NING Networks have given Ning 2.0 subscribers a reprieve. My network is renewed until February 18, 2018, at the same rate as before. They are also making software fixes to stabilize the network. I will continue to copy material over to a Word Press site as a backup, but I plan to begin adding content to this site again as well beginning today.


William F Martin Camp #1590 United Confederate Veterans

Started by Chris Meekins in General Discussion. Last reply by Bruce Long Dec 12, 2017. 7 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

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

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



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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