Posts tagged: Civil War
The North Carolina Office of Archives and History is sponsoring the first of three Civil War sesquicentennial conferences at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on May 20, the anniversary of the state’s secession from the Union, entitled “Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War.” The agenda features eighteen speakers including the keynote address by David Blight of Yale University.
Registration is $25 which includes refreshments, a boxed lunch, and afternoon reception.
The program can be found here.
The next meeting of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society will be held February 2, 2011 at the Duke Homestead meeting place in Durham and will feature research historian Josh Howard and his program entitled “Civil War Death Study.”
Date: February 2, 2011
Topic: Civil War Death Study
Speaker: Joshua Howard
Location: Duke Homestead – 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, N.C. 27705; Phone: (919) 477-5498
About the topic: The Civil War Death Study is a project assigned as part of the Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) 150th Anniversary of the Civil War commemoration. The study involves analyzing the number of Confederate and Union soldiers from North Carolina who served and died in the conflict utilizing military service records, archival resources, and period newspapers. The results of the study are to be published in a future book called The North Carolina Civil War Atlas.
About the speaker:
Josh Howard is a research historian with the Office of Archives and History. He is the co-author of two books about the Revolutionary War, the most recent of which, Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, published by the University of North Carolina Press, was awarded the 2010 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. He is the co-editor of the North Carolina Civil War Atlas, a DCR initiative of North Carolina’s Sesquicentennial commemoration of the war. His duties for the project currently include analyzing the number of North Carolinians who served and died in the Civil War.
Co-author – Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Co-author – Fortitude and Forbearance: The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Free Lecture to Discuss Groundbreaking North Carolina Civil War Death Study
A new study shows that while North Carolina still lost the most men in the war of any Southern state in the Civil War, the figures used since 1866 are wrong. Josh Howard, a research historian in the Research Branch of the N.C. Office of Archives, will discuss his work on the North Carolina Civil War Death Study on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Government and Heritage Library, 109 East Jones St., in downtown Raleigh. The talk is free and open to the public.
The project, spearheaded by Howard, encompasses reviewing the military records, as well as archival and newspaper accounts of military deaths during the American Civil War amongst North Carolina Confederate and Union units. The project also reveals for the first time ever the number of black and white North Carolinians who died in Union service within North Carolina’s total losses, which prior to now have only focused on the Confederate troops. For more information on the lecture, contact Rebecca Hyman, (919) 807-7454, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government and Heritage Library is part of the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available at www.ncculture.com.
Footnote.com has opened their entire Civil War Collection free to the public for the month of June.
You will find the following kinds of records in the Civil War collection:
- Union and Confederate Soldier Service Records
- Widow’s Pension Files
- Emancipation Documents and Slave Records
- Confederate Amnesty Papers and Citizen Files
- Lincoln Assassination Investigation and Trial Papers
- US Civil War Photos and Maps
Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity!