Tag Archives: Carolina Campaign of 1865

Saving History Saturday: Wyse Fork Battlefield Threatened

The Wyse Fork Battlefield, near Kingston in Lenoir County North Carolina is threatened by a proposed bypass for U.S. Highway 70 in the area. The bypass, if built, would destroy the core battlefield area as defined in the National Register. … Continue reading

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Charleston’s Surrender

On February 18, 1865, Charleston, South Carolina surrendered. It had been just two months shy of four years since the war officially began with the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston’s harbor and the city had experience war, losses, and … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactic: How Technology Drove Change (Part Eight)

(conclusion to a series) Young Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson, a member of the West Point class of 1861 who was known as Harry to his family and friends, commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi, … Continue reading

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