History is not always neat; it is often complicated and messy. It is about people, places, and events that are both admirable and shameful.
Here at the site of General Sherman’s “final march” on the Fayetteville Arsenal, this definition comes into stark focus. The History Center takes an unflinching look at all sides of the Civil War, for all North Carolinians. Taking multiple perspectives and many untold stories into account, the collective memory of our state and our heritage becomes rich and multi-layered, and the many thousands who created this history will not be forgotten.
AUTHOR: Unknown Edward Gray Southard (Edwin G.) was born in 1831 and was the son of James and Ruth Gilliam Southard. He was married to Pamela Billingsly on 23 November 1860. He was a private in the 45th North Carolina Regiment called the Madison Greys. He resided...read more
American Civil War history is often told in terms of leaders, great battles, political movements and large forces. While these all played pivotal roles...
History is not always neat; it is often complicated and messy. It is about people, places, and events that are both admirable and deplorable...
NC Civil War & Reconstruction History Center - SacrificeTo understand the sacrifice and service wrought by all North Carolinians, the NCCWHC will...
The NCCWHC will explore the question, “What is freedom?” The Confederacy sought freedom from federal rule. African Americans sought freedom from slavery.