Friday, January 08, 2010

A look around the Old North State - 2010

Here we are entering the second week of January, and I guess it is time to have a look around at headlines related to the War and the Tar Heel State.

The 13th Annual Confederate Prison Symposium will be held in April this year in Salisbury. You can check out a list of the speakers here.

The Winston-Salem Journal has a review of Richard Reid’s new book, Freedom For Themselves: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era. Check it out here.

There are numerous events going on in the Fort Fisher area commemorating the 145th anniversary of the battle. You can find more information here.

On January 14, there will be a screening of “Civil War Letters of Macon County” at the Jackson County Genealogical Society. You can get more information here.

UNC Greensboro is sponsoring a exhibit entitled “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” from January 25 until March 5, 2010. You can learn more here.

Readers and researchers can now access one of North Carolina’s war-time newspapers through a new search engine put out by the state. This is a part of the N. C. Digitization Project. You can learn more about the program here.

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