Tag: 31st north carolina

  • Burnside Expedition Part 2

    The Battle of Roanoke Island At 0730 the 25th Massachusetts led the way out of the makeshift camp followed by the 23rd and 27th Massachusetts and the 10th Connecticut of the 1st Brigade. They marched north up the central road until they reached a water filled ravine in their path. As they were crossing the […]

  • Thomas Riley: Confederate Hero, Deserter, Or Both?

    Several weeks ago I received a long awaited package in the mail from the State Archives of North Carolina: two 35mm diazo microfilm reels containing every issue of the Raleigh (NC) Daily Confederate from 1864 and 1865.  My goal is to view and print off articles pertaining to the Siege of Petersburg, and from time […]