Merit selection, it wasn’t

Merit selection, it wasn’t If you want to know how one of the nation’s premiere military installations got its name, don’t expect to find the answer in the Civil War service record of Braxton Bragg, who has been called “the North’s...

U.S. History, Meet the Present

U.S. History, Meet the Present There’s no shortage of innocent assumptions, sneering one-liners, pseudohistory, off-topic diversions and mindless loops regarding the causes and conduct of the Civil War. If you’ve had enough of that cheap beer, then buy,...

High hopes and hard war

High hopes and hard war A Texas soldier stationed in Arkansas, one of eight Reb brothers born and reared on the same Cape Fear River plantation, was reservedly optimistic as the Civil War passed its first anniversary.”If I am still blessed with good...

Become a Charter Member of the Friends of the History Center!

Become a Charter Member of the Friends of the History Center! On Thursday, May 8, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, the History Center will launch its Friends program at a special gathering at SkyView on Hay in downtown Fayetteville.  We will be premiering a special video about...

Community Foundation Announces $500,000 Grant Investment

Community Foundation Announces $500,000 Grant Investment Leaders of Cumberland Community Foundation announced a major gift to the proposed North Carolina Civil War History Center. Plans call for the education center to be built on the grounds of the existing...

There’s no script for war

There’s no script for war Abolish the unthinkable and you can have no more wars. Is there even a remote chance that Alexander McRae, a U.S. Army officer from Fayetteville, idly wondered during his time as a West Point cadet if he would die in New Mexico...

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