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Civil War

MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing

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video The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Braxton Bragg gets command of Confederate Troops in North Carolina

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Braxton Bragg attended West Point, where he graduated fifth in his class. He served with distinction in the Mexican War and returned to Warren County in 1848. Full story...
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Secession petitions gather support in NC, across country

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video The United States are not so united tonight as rumors that history may repeat itself circulate. Petitions on the White House's website suggest that citizens across the country are not happy with the way things in Washington are going and want a major change. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: A Civil War surrender six months after Appomattox

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On November 6, 1865, the CSS Shenandoah lowered the Confederate flag and James I. Waddell surrendered command of the vessel to British authorities in Liverpool. The surrender came a full six months after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Contract to build the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse signed

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On October 17, 1862, the contract was signed to build the Confederate ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse. The vessel was needed to bolster southern naval defenses and to prevent Union occupation of the state’s sounds and estuaries. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum unveils Confederate general's uniform

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A piece of Civil War history at the Cape Fear Museum is getting a new lease on life. Museum staff today unveiled the uniform of Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting. Full story...
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Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts

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While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington business closed in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday

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Many businesses and schools were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. Today at least one Wilmington business was closed in remembrance of another American leader. Full story...
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Outer Banks center seeks Civil War memorabilia

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The Outer Banks History Center is seeking letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts of from the Civil War for an exhibit that's part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war. Full story...
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Civil War life on display at downtown library

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A traveling Civil War exhibit is currently on display at the New Hanover County Library in downtown Wilmington. The exhibit features images of women, soldiers and freed men. It's a rare look at what life was like during that time. Full story...
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