Tag: tarheels

  • Glory and Tarheels

    Blogger/journalist Jules Crittenden reminds us that today is the 146th anniversary of the doomed assault of the 54th Massachusetts on Fort Wagner, near Charleston. Although the attack was a failure it proved that Black soldiers would fight and led to their integration into the Union armies. By the end of the war some ten percent […]

  • What State’s Troops Were Called Tarheels During the Civil War?

    That’s an easy one, and I’d guess most of TOCWOC’s readers either a) know the story of this derisive nickname Virginians gave to North Carolina’s soldiers during  the war or b) deduced it was North Carolina due to the University of North Carolina’s Tarheel moniker.  This topic came up recently when TOCWOC reader Wayne sent […]