North Carolina Museum of History
North Carolina and the Civil War
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The Civil War was a turning point in United States history.

It changed the course of the nation and redefined who we are as Americans. Although people for generations to come may debate its causes, few can deny the conflict's legacy or lasting impact.



This exhibit tells stories of North Carolinians who lived, served, and sacrificed all during the conflict. The museum has taken special care to present the voices of these individuals, as well as the artifacts and images they left behind. We invite you to meet some of your fellow citizens from the past who experienced and endured the American Civil War.

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  • Resources - view other resources on the civil war




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