Burnside's Expedition and beyond
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!
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
The annual Plymouth living history activities will be held April 22-24, 2016. Bus tours ($30) are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The land-sea skirmish is planned for Saturday at 1:00 and a battle reenactment at Fort Compher is scheduled for Sunday at 2:00.
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…Continue
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.
In talking to Mike Zatarga at his book signing during the Museum of the Albemarle's last annual Living History Day on Feb. 20th, I learned he has sold in excess of 2000 books thus far. Not bad! It has been on the market less than a year. It is available at the History Press (online), the Museum of the Albemarle gift shop, and the History Center Gift Shop at Manteo's Festival Park.
I'm considering self-publishing a book on the Maple Leaf escape. My costs would run in the $600-700 range to print 100 books. Does anyone think there is enough local interest to support such a venture? At what price point are folks most likely to buy such a book. It would have 120-140 pages.
There used to be Civil War Living History Days at Festival Park in Manteo, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, in Currituck County, at Hatteras, and in Plymouth. The one at Manteo died about three years ago, Currituck is having problems finding a venue, MOA plans for the 2016 event to be their last, and who knows how long the Plymouth event will last without Harry as a driving force. Publishers churned out a glut of Civil War titles to cash in on the Sesquicentennial. Has the…Continue
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