New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Cape Fear Confederates: The 18th North Carolina Regiment in the Civil War, by James Gillispie. This book reveals the history of a famous Confederate military machine, the the 18th North Carolina Regiment., chronicling the regiment’s exploits from its origins through combat with the Army of Northern Virginia at Hanover Courthouse, the Seven Days’ Battles, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and other battles. Also documented is the unit’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. Rosters and brief biographical sketches of surrendering officers and enlisted men are included.
Marking the Trail of Our Civil War History: Davidson County, published by Davidson County Historical Museum. From the Silver Hill Mine to Union occupation, the scope of events in Davidson County during the Civil War years is revealed.
Murfreesboro in the Civil War, by Michael Bradley and Shirley Jones. Occupied by both the Union and Confederacy, the authors recount the compelling story of how Murfreesboro, North Carolina struggled as power struggles and fighting raged. The town was the scene of dramatic and devastating events, yet the locals remained resilient rebuilding from rubble after war’s end.
The Secret Civil War Diaries of Beaufort and the Villages of Davis Shore, Ed Pond, Ed. Through first person historical accounts, this book brings to light the experiences of two individuals living in Beaufort during the Civil War and Union occupation- a Confederate Clerk of Court and a Union customs official.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.