Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War re-enactors at the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

Active between 2011 and the spring of 2015, the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee worked to commemorate the richness, diversity and significance of the state’s participation in and contributions to the American Civil War.

Taking a layered, interdisciplinary approach, the committe put on lectures, sympoisia, living history events and other programs and produced a variety of publications and educations materials to help enchance understanding of the complexity of the issues surrounding the war and to transform the way we remember the conflict for a new generation.

Resources and Publications

Producing publications and educational materials was one of the priorities of the committee's work. See the Education and Learning section of our site for links to books, articles, videos, primary materials and more related to the Civil War.

Things to See and Do

Though the sesquicentennial commemoration is over, interest in Civil War history remains strong and our department continues to offer a number of ways to discover this fascination chapter of North Carolina history through visits to historic places and innovative programming. Check out the Things to Do section of our site for more.