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Civil War 150: Rowan Rifle Guards

Old Rowan County Courthouse that served from 1855-1914

Old Rowan County Courthouse that served from 1855-1914. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Emerson on Flickr Creative Commons

I’ve talked a lot about Civil War sources in our library. For example I’ve talked about an 18 volume series of rosters of the NC Troops.  I recently came upon a book in our collection that involves the Civil War – more precisely a regiment that served in the NC Troops of the Civil War, but the regiment was actually raised during a time of peace in 1857 – the Rowan Rifle Guards, which became Company K of the 4th Regiment of the NC Troops during the Civil War.The title of the book is: The Rowan Rifle Guards: A History of Company K 4th North Carolina State Troops, 1857-1865 by Philip Hatfield, Ph.D.. (more…)

NC County of the Week: Granville County

The NC County of the Week for April 6-12, 2014 is Granville!Granville County

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State Doc Pick of the Week : North Carolina Literary Review

NCLRMany famous writers call North Carolina home, including Charles Frazier, Nicholas Sparks, and Orson Scott Card. The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually by East Carolina University and includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by North Carolina writers, as well as articles and essays about North Carolina writers, literature, and literary history and culture. This publication can be seen as a mix between a scholarly journal and a literary magazine.

There are two versions published (online and print) and each contains different but similar content. The online version can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here. The digital version of the print issue is available only inside the State Library of North Carolina reading room and can be accessed here.

NC County of the Week: Dare County

The NC County of the Week for March 30th – April 5th is DareDare County, NC

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