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.
Valentine Jackson Palmer, M.D., of Duncan Creek (Golden Valley), near Hollis, in Rutherford County, joined the Confederate States Army in 1862 as a first lieutenant of infantry. He was executive officer of Company F, 56th North Carolina Regiment, an infantry company....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.