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February 20, 1862: Union troops burned Winton, a small village in Hertford County overlooking the Chowan River

February Union troops burned Winton, a small village in Hertford County overlooking the Chowan River

The First Meeting

April the largest troop surrender of the Civil War took place on farm of James and Nancy Bennett in what was then Orange County

An old drawing made from description furnished by Wm. G. Murphy. camp at Donner Lake, November 1846.

The Hastings Cutoff is not a familiar landmark, and it is a road few had traveled by the summer of Looking at a modern picture of where the Cutoff diverges from the main California Trail make…

December 14, 1862: Union forces under the command of Gen. John G. Foster launched their second attack on Confederate Gen. Nathan G. “Shanks” Evans at the First Battle of #Kinston. #CivilWar

December Union forces under the command of Gen. Foster launched their second attack on Confederate Gen. Nathan G. “Shanks” Evans at the First Battle of

January 15, 1865: #FortFisher, nicknamed “Gilbraltar of the #South” fell to Union troops #CivilWar

January nicknamed “Gilbraltar of the fell to Union troops

June 30, 1863: the 35th United States Colored Troops regiment officially mustered in New Bern

An 1864 image of U. Colored Troops liberating slaves in eastern North Carolina. Image from Tryon Palace.

May 1, 1814; the USS Wasp set sail with a crew of 173 men and orders to harass British merchant ships. The mission was North Carolina's most prominent involvement in the War of 1812

May the USS Wasp set sail with a crew of 173 men and orders to harass British merchant ships. The mission was North Carolina's most prominent involvement in the War of 1812

March 31, 1862: Vincent Colyer was appointed Superintendent of the Poor for the Union’s Department of #NC #CW150 #CivilWar

March Vincent Colyer was appointed Superintendent of the Poor for the Union’s Department of

March 6, 1836: North Carolina native Micajah Autry died defending the Alamo

My NC Family.March North Carolina native Micajah Autry died defending the Alamo

"General Foster's Infantry Forces Disembarking at Winton." Image courtesy of the UNC Library Civil War Image Portfolio.

July a skirmish took place between local Confederate forces and a Union expedition led by Major General John G. Foster at Potecasi Creek in Hertford County.

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