Civil War http://wunc.org en Young Treasure Hunter Turns Find Over To Durham County Bomb Squad http://wunc.org/post/young-treasure-hunter-turns-find-over-durham-county-bomb-squad <p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:58:21 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37136 at http://wunc.org Young Treasure Hunter Turns Find Over To Durham County Bomb Squad How A Confederate Ironclad Warship Landed On The Bottom Of The Neuse River http://wunc.org/post/how-confederate-ironclad-warship-landed-bottom-neuse-river <p></p><p>This week, an archaeological team is expected to set out to see if they can find remains of the CSS Neuse, a battleship that met a watery grave near Kinston, NC, during the Civil War. Now, many of you history buffs might know why parts of an ironclad ship is lying inland, at the bottom of the Neuse River, but we did not. The story is at times dramatic, frustrating and incredibly sad.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:29:28 +0000 Carol Jackson 31801 at http://wunc.org How A Confederate Ironclad Warship Landed On The Bottom Of The Neuse River News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle http://wunc.org/post/news-roundtable-issues-across-world-state-and-triangle <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">On this week’s news roundtable, the panel shares their views on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a broad range of international, national and local issues including American involvement in Syria, violence against women and the state of the economy in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:33:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22058 at http://wunc.org News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle NOAA Dedicates Sign Marking 40 Years Since USS Monitor's Discovery http://wunc.org/post/noaa-dedicates-sign-marking-40-years-uss-monitors-discovery <p>The NOAA’s <a href="http://monitor.noaa.gov/">Monitor National Marine Sanctuary</a> held a ceremony in Beaufort yesterday to unveil sign recognizing the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the USS <em>Monitor<em>'s</em></em> discovery. The sign is the first of five to be dedicated that marks a place of significance in the Civil War vessel’s history. The USS <em>Monitor</em> was discovered 40 years ago in 230 feet of water about 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:16:03 +0000 Laura Candler 21488 at http://wunc.org NOAA Dedicates Sign Marking 40 Years Since USS Monitor's Discovery Outer Banks To Honor Runaway Slaves http://wunc.org/post/outer-banks-honor-runaway-slaves <p>A little known part of Civil War history will be honored <span data-term="goog_1482645179" tabindex="0">today</span> on the Outer Banks.&nbsp; A marker will honor a group of slaves who fled to the area in August, 1861 on their way north to freedom.&nbsp; About 100 slaves helped Union troops load ships and build fortifications after the capture of forts Hatteras and Clark in return for food and shelter.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 19899 at http://wunc.org Outer Banks To Honor Runaway Slaves Confederate Ironclad Ship On Display In Kinston http://wunc.org/post/confederate-ironclad-ship-display-kinston <p>A Civil War ironclad ship used by the Confederacy has a new home in eastern North Carolina.&nbsp; The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/608606192503944/">CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center,</a> now open in Kinston, displays what’s left of the ship.</p><p>The Neuse was launched near there in 1863 and was meant to help the Confederate Army along the coast of the Carolinas, but the ship ran aground in the Neuse River, and the army used it as support during an inland skirmish in 1865.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:35:08 +0000 Will Michaels 19396 at http://wunc.org Confederate Ironclad Ship On Display In Kinston Durham Man Discovers Civil War Era Cannonball http://wunc.org/post/durham-man-discovers-civil-war-era-cannonball <p>A Durham man who discovered a Civil War era cannonball in his yard had it detonated by a bomb squad this week.</p><p>Michael Jacobs took the cannonball to an antiques dealer. But, it ended up with a Durham bomb squad. They had to disarm it; in spite of its age, it could still explode.</p><p>John Guss is with the historic Bennett House in Durham. Guss says the area was a hotbed of Civil War activity in 1865:</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:47:08 +0000 Sam Sanders 18528 at http://wunc.org Durham Man Discovers Civil War Era Cannonball Controversial Silent Sam Monument Turns 100 http://wunc.org/post/controversial-silent-sam-monument-turns-100 <p></p><p>On June 2nd, 1913, the University of North Carolina dedicated a memorial on its Chapel Hill campus to students who had fought for the Confederacy.&nbsp; A century later, <a href="http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/41/">Silent Sam</a> – as the statue has come to be known – still stirs passions.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:26:17 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16209 at http://wunc.org Controversial Silent Sam Monument Turns 100 Fragile Civil War Flag Preserved For NC History Museum http://wunc.org/post/fragile-civil-war-flag-preserved-nc-history-museum <p>A battle-worn confederate flag has undergone a $6500 dollar preservation and has now been returned to the <a href="http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/">North Carolina Museum of History</a>. The flag was lost in the final months of the Civil War and was carried by the 6th Regiment of North Carolina in the Battle of Sailor's Creek in Virginia. It was captured by Union forces in 1865.</p><p>Jackson Marshall, the museum's assistant director of programming, says the flag has been cleaned and placed under glass in an acid-free environment that should last another 50 years.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:59:46 +0000 Catherine Brand 13407 at http://wunc.org Fragile Civil War Flag Preserved For NC History Museum Union Sailors Caught In Famous NC Shipwreck Laid To Rest 150 Years Later http://wunc.org/post/union-sailors-caught-famous-nc-shipwreck-laid-rest-150-years-later <p>The remains of two Union sailors who went down with the ironclad USS Monitor off the North Carolina coast will be honored Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Civil War ship sank 150 years ago.&nbsp; The remains were found in 2002.&nbsp; Lauren Heesemann is the research coordinator for NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:34:17 +0000 Eric Hodge 11722 at http://wunc.org Union Sailors Caught In Famous NC Shipwreck Laid To Rest 150 Years Later