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African-Americans and Women in the Civil War

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston will present three free educational and engaging presentations, Saturday, Feb. 24, to celebrate Black History month.

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster Volume XX

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Civil War researchers will want to acquire the latest volume of the N. C. Office of Archives and History’s efforts to document the service record of every North Carolina soldier who took part in the conflict. Volume XX of the “North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster” series covers generals and staff and is the first of two volumes to cover militia and Home Guard.

Views from the Home Front Symposium at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center June 10

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beyond the roar of cannons on the battlefield, many quiet wars were waged unseen during the Civil War. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will examine some of those struggles with the “Views from the Home Front Symposium,” Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium complements the Home Front exhibit currently at the CSS Neuse Center.

Civil War Surrender and Conclusion Commemorated at Bennett Place April 22

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Even at the close of America’s deadliest war, spring came 152 years ago, with new life. Two generals rode out on Old Hillsborough Road to meet and discuss ending America’s long and bloody Civil War. That meeting, and the effective end of the American Civil War, will be commemorated April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bennett Place State Historic Site.

Tools of Mercy from Civil War Medicine Showcased at the CSS Civil War Center

Monday, March 13, 2017

Of the 620,000 deaths during the Civil War, an estimated two thirds died of disease. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center exhibit “Agents of Mercy: Civil War Medicine” showcases some of the tools of the Civil War doctor, who may have been the most valued soldier in the regiment. 

March Women’s History Programs at CSS Neuse Examine Women in the Civil War

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The life of Anna Jackson, wife of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and the challenges of providing for a family in spite of wartime shortages, respectively, will be the subjects of a “Lunch and Learn” program March 8 and March 22 noon to 1 p.m., at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. Just bring your lunch to the free programs.

Bennett Place March Lecture Series Commemorates Women and the Civil War

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

They were enslaved and free, wealthy and poor, and they lived, loved, suffered and survived the Civil War. Bennett Place State Historic Site will observe Women’s History Month with a lecture series each Saturday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The free programs will show the sacrifices of women during the nation’s darkest hour.

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