“The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography,”
The exhibit will honor North Carolinians and their dedication throughout the Civil War with images gathered from the State Archives (www.archives.ncdcr.gov)
The collection depicts those involved in the war and also includes images of artifacts and official documents. The North Carolina Monument at Gettysburg was dedicated on July 3, 1929, and recognizes the 32 North Carolina regiments in action at Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863. The monument states that more than one fourth of the Confederate casualties at Gettysburg were North Carolina based soldiers.
For information on the exhibit call the Davie library at (336) 751-2023 or the Edgecombe library at (252) 823-1141. For tour information contact the Department of Cultural Resources at (919) 807-7389.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources:
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.