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Civil War

New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Confederate Flag returning to Cape Fear Museum

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The flag received professional conservation, including, hand vacuuming to remove surface dirt; wet cleaning to reduce the appearance of stains and patching with sheer polyester fabric. Over 42 patches were needed to stabilize the flag. Full story...
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Miss Juneteenth pageant held to celebrate the holiday

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Juneteenth is celebrated by many as the official end to slavery, although it happened more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and spread the news that slaves had been freed. Full story...
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Driving force behind historical marker to be honored in nation's capital

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Last month a historical marker was unveiled outside Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the hundreds of US Colored Troops buried in the Port City. Next week the man behind that marker will be honored for his efforts. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts Second Saturday, showcases Civil War literature

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Our area is rich with history, and Fort Fisher is a favorite spot for many locals, visitors and historians. Full story...
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Civil War, WWII ships researched in NC, VA waters

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Submerged World War II shipwrecks in North Carolina and Civil War shipwrecks in Virginia are being analyzed in new ways that could allow the public to view their conditions in much more detail than even diving at some of the sites could provide. Full story...
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NC revises number of Confederate war dead downward

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A North Carolina researcher says no more than 35,000 Confederate soldiers from the state died in the Civil War, about 5,000 fewer than the long-held count that allowed the state to claim more casualties than any other state. Full story...
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Historical marker honors US Colored Troops in Civil War

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videoA new historical marker now stands on the side of Market Street in Wilmington. It honors the Civil War efforts of slaves and free blacks who fought in the Port City. Full story...
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Researchers to spend month digging at Brunswick Town, Fort Anderson

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For the next month, archaeologists will study the historic Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson area to see if they can uncover any more information about the site. Full story...
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iPad app shows US library's Civil War images in 3D

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A new iPad app developed from images from the Library of Congress is giving viewers a look at the Civil War in 3D. Full story...
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Start of Civil War excited some Wilmingtonians, saddened others

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video The attack on Fort Sumter, less than 200 miles down the coast, stirred up mixed emotions among the citizens of Wilmington on that historic day. Full story...
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Civil War 150th anniversary marked this week

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The opening salvo of the American Civil War will be recreated in the harbor of Charleston, S.C., as part of events marking this week's 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict. Full story...
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NC historian uses Twitter to show Civil War life

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A historian with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is telling the story of the Civil War, 140 characters at a time. Full story...
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Collector brings woman soldier's sword to New Bern

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A sword that saw action in the Civil War battle at New Bern has returned to the city 149 years after the fight that left the Confederate city under US occupation for the rest of the war. Full story...
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