Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond

I had a few moments to spend in the National Archives recently - and I forgot what a challenge that can be. Timed pulls and limits on quantity or number of records works to hamper the researcher who has only an afternoon to give to the cause. Nonetheless I was able to check six pension records of USCT from Fletcher Post. I am still sorting that information.

So the fruits are that the NA in DC is the mother lode in terms of materials. The nuts are the stringent rules that curb research and access to records. I only note this is due to only a single afternoon to do anything. If you have a few days you end up losing a little time at the start but you should be able to keep the hopper full for the next day, etc.

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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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