Tag: north carolina

  • Sad Times

    This is a post I wanted never to write. I am sorry to report that a mob has desecrated the Confederate monument at the capitol grounds in Raleigh, NC. It began as a raucous Junteenth celebration and quickly became a riot. The mob brazenly entered the capitol grounds and began attacking the monument, trying to […]

  • Burnside Expedition Part 1

    Introduction When George McClellan assumed command of the Union army he inherited a disorganized, discouraged, and undisciplined force. To help him train his new responsibility he called upon his friend and former roommate, Ambrose Burnside. Burnside did not come without credentials. He was a 1847 graduate of West Point and a Mexican War veteran. The […]

  • Around the Web

    I have been consumed with some projects lately, which has left me no time to blog. Thanks to James and Brett for keeping the flag flying. I’ll try to surface from time to time and post some items of interest pertaining to the Late Unpleasantness. From Alexandria, LA comes a interpretive segment at a local […]

  • Last Shots of the War

    One of our local columnists, Rob Neufeld, pens a short item on the last shots of the war, which were supposedly fired right here in Western NC. What caught my eye is that they were fired by sharpshooters under the command of Lt. Robert Conley of Company F, Thomas Legion on May 6, 1865. On […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: May 2, 2008

    Note: Feel free to use the comments section to give your own views on each episode. Air Date: 050208 Subject: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era Book: Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era (Civil War America) Guest: Richard M. Reid Summary: Richard M. Reid, author of […]