Civil War in North Carolina

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Joyner Library is presenting two exhibits focusing on the war in, and its effects upon, the state of North Carolina. The first exhibit, “The Civil War in North Carolina, 1861-1865,” can be viewed in Joyner’s Special Collections department located on the fourth floor and will run from March 19th through August 10th. This exhibit explores multiple facets of this divisive and devastating war in North Carolina.

Major themes include Battles and Campaigns, The Lives of North Carolina Soldiers, The Home Front, The Slave Experience, Economy, and Politics.

The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed during Special Collections’ normal operating hours.
Open Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 7:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Exceptions: Thursday, March 15 from
4:00pm to 4:30pm, Friday, April 6 closed all day, Sunday, April 8 closed all day, Saturday, May 5 – Monday, May 7 closed all day.

The exhibit was created by Amanda Keeny and Dale Sauter.
For additional information, please contact Dale Sauter at 252-328-0275

The second exhibit, “The Civil War in Eastern North Carolina: The 1862 Burnside Expedition,” can be viewed in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, located on the third floor. This exhibit explores the history of the series of coastal battles fought between February and June of 1862. The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed during North Carolina Collection’s normal operating hours.
Open Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am -10:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm,
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Exceptions: Saturday – Sunday, Mar 3-4 closed from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Friday, Apr 6 closed all day, Sunday, Apr 8 closed from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

The exhibit was created by Fred Harrison.
For additional information, please contact Fred Harrison at 252-328-0249

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