Making history, one march at a time

Louis Leon is not, like many famous generals of the Civil War, a household name. That’s because he wasn’t one of them. In fact, it was the profusion of officers’ memoirs that moved this Carolina infantryman, late in life, to publish the diary he had kept from his...

Update on the History Center’s 2017 Progress

If things have seemed quiet at the History Center, there’s been a reason: We’ve been busy! Since we wrote you last year, we’ve raised more than $20 million in new, firm commitments including $7.5 million each from the City of Fayetteville and...

Uniting a divided history

(written by Philip Gerard, published in the Wilmington Star News, 9/10/17) N.C. Civil War center will help better tell a complex story that continues to shape us today From the robust public discussion about North Carolina’s legacy of Civil War monuments, it’s clear...

Where did all the treason trials go?

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in...

A summer of change, a long winter of resistance

As hopes and honeysuckle bloomed, a century and a half ago, forces were massing to ensure that the dreams of newly liberated slaves and their white supporters would never take root. At the federal level, slavery had been abolished by constitutional amendment. But...
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