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Jessie Byrd

Most people view land as just property, but land holds the secrets of the past. The land depicted in these photographs has been in my family for generations. It is located in a small town in Harnett County, North Carolina. My father grew up on this…

Claire Stroup

One of my most familiar and fondest memories of the many houses my family has lived in over the years is the sound of my father adjusting the chimes in the massive grandfather clock that has followed us around. Its knotted pine sides made faces at me…

Robert Drummond portrait

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Robert Drummond was a prisoner at Salisbury prison and published a popular memoir after the war and went on numerous speaking tours. His portrait was taken several years after the war in 1872 by an unknown photographer.

Escape Attempt from Salisbury

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This image shows the escape attempt of US POWs at Salisbury prison in December 1864. The drawing

Confederate Women's Monument (1914)

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To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy

“One Vote Less.”

This drawing demonstrates the political agenda of the Ku Klux Klan. Cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly, August 8, 1868, page 512.

Wilmington in the Civil War

During the Civil War Wilmington, North Carolina was one of the only Confederate ports not blockaded by the U.S. Navy. Southern states were not equipped to produce supplies necessary to sustain the war effort or home front, and southerners relied on…