Photo Exhibit Illustrates Civil War Strife
It is called a brother’s war, and nowhere was that more true than in North Carolina. The American Civil War claimed more lives than any military engagement undertaken by this country. North Carolina lost at least 35,000 soldiers, more than any other Southern state, and great hardships were suffered by those both at war and left at home.
In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-1865), the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has organized the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” to travel the state from April 1, 2011, through spring 2013 as part of its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Visitors will see well-known Confederate generals, women who served as Confederate spies, re-enactment images of soldiers and battles and more. The battlefield, homefront, African Americans and women all are reflected in the exhibit. A notebook accompanying the exhibit will offer sketches of the generals, of African Americans fleeing bondage, a woman whose home became a hospital, and other glimpses of lives from that turbulent time.
The tour will visit 49 public libraries. The exhibit will travel to Halifax County, February 1-28, 2013, at the Scotland Neck Memorial Library. “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” also will tour at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras and the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.
added: February 4, 2011
updated: February 8, 2011