Burnside's Expedition and beyond
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Merry Christmas to all.
150 years ago the US combined army and navy forces failed to take Fort Fisher. It was only a matter of time before they returned and tried again.
But for 1864 a Christmas miracle for the defenders of Fort Fisher!
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 By Feb 14th Confederate forces were back in the city itself, Union forces having withdrawn.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.
I have been trying to find living people who had a USCT or African American soldier or sailor as an ancestor. Doing reverse genealogy is not as easy as genealogy (genealogy goes from what you know backward to the next earlier generation - reverse genealogy takes a historical figure and tries to find kids, grand kids, etc.).
I have found a group of descendants for Riley G. Lee, Co. F, 35th USCT.
Riley G. Lee marries Sarah A. Harris circa…Continue