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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 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. 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)http://ncsquadron.wordpress.com/

7th NC Volunteers http://7thncvols.wordpress.com/

Michael Hardy's blog page:
http://michaelchardy.blogspot.com/
Andrew Duppstadt's blog page:
http://civilwarnavy.blogspot.com/
Navy Sesquicentennial blog page:
http://www.civilwarnavy150.blogspot.com
Jeff Felton's blog page:
http://northcarolinastatetroops.blogspot.com/
Mariner's Museum Monitor blog:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/blogs/ussmonitorcenter/
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)
http://rblong.net/southmillsbattle/

Battle of Elizabeth City (updated April 2010)
http://rblong.net/ecbattle/

North Carolina Squadron (updated December 2009)
http://rblong.net/ncsquadron/

Battle of Roanoke Island (Mike Tames' site)
http://rblong.net/roanokeisland/

Battle of Plymouth
http://www.livinghistoryweekend.com/intro.htm
Hatteras Prisoners http://rblong.net/hatterasprisoners/

Camden County Troops
http://rblong.net/camdentroops/

Fort Branch
http://fortbranchcivilwarsite.com/
Battle of Hatteras Inlet
http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/military/FTHATTER.HTM
http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/military/FTCLARK.HTM
Fort Ocracoke
http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/military/FTOCRACO.HTM
Brownwater Navy (NEW)
http://camdenscience.ning.com/
Hatteras Sesquicentennial
http://flagsoverhatteras.com
Civil War Traveler tour guide

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Local officer escaped from the Maple Leaf

Posted by Bruce Long on June 29, 2015 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

2nd Lt. W.A. Mebane of Co. F, 27th NC State Troops, escaped from the Maple Leaf on 10 June 1863 with 69 other officers bound for Fort Delaware. Mebane was from Woodville, NC, and enlisted in Hertford. He was captured 4 January 1863 in Bertie County. Mebane was recaptured during the fighting at Bristol Station, VA, on 14 October 1863, four months after his escape. He was shipped via Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC, to Johnson's Island in Lake Erie where he remained until released after…

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Maple Leaf, Chapter Two: Capture

Posted by Bruce Long on June 21, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Wednesday, June 10 – Morse gives the details of the Fort Norfolk prisoners embarking on the Maple Leaf: “Lieut. Dorsey and escort, of the 3d Pennsylvania artillery, went ashore at daylight to report to Major Weidman, of the 173d Pennsylvania, commander of this post. Major W. was a chum of mine at Princeton, and hearing of my presence on board, sent a basket of substantials and a little ‘old Gi ard,’ from which I made the first square meal since we left the Cahawba. At ten o’clock ran up to…

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Charles McDonald had a good day metal detecting

Posted by Bruce Long on June 6, 2015 at 7:15pm 0 Comments

Charles found two large shell fragments up at South…

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The battle of Roanoke Island

Posted by Bruce Long on May 10, 2015 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Mike Zatarga's book, The Battle of Roanoke Island, Burnside and the fight for North Carolina will be available, May…
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Want to buy a Ft. Warren prisoner autograph book? Just $4375.

Posted by Bruce Long on April 11, 2015 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

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124 Confederate POW autographs from Fort Warren
Autograph Album of Confederate Prisoners at Fort Warren, dated December 1861 through February 1862 and containing the signatures (and sometimes sentiments) of 124 Confederate POWs. Many of the POWs were important civilian, military, and political prisoners. Located on an…
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Three new books available on local Civil War topics

Posted by Bruce Long on April 9, 2015 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Look whose book is on pre-order with Barnes and Noble. Michael Zatarga's!…

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Elizabeth City Civil War Tour


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Jim Gaddis Book Signing

Started by Jim Gaddis in General Discussion Apr 25. 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. 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. 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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2nd Lt. W.A. Mebane of Co. F, 27th NC State Troops, escaped from the Maple Leaf on 10 June 1863 with 69 other officers bound for Fort Delaware. Mebane was from Woodville, NC, and enlisted in Hertford. He was captured 4 January 1863 in Bertie County. Mebane was recaptured during the fighting at Bristol Station, VA, on 14 October 1863, four months after his escape. He was shipped via Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC, to Johnson's Island in Lake Erie where he remained until released after…See More
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