Information on inland North Carolina Civil War Facts
Information on Historical Landmarks: Battlefields, Forts, Plantations & Museums: History Tours, Exhibits

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North Carolina Civil War Battlefields and Museums

Inland Plantation Homes & Civil War Forts in North Carolina

  1. Averasboro Battleground in Dunn - site of General Hardee's delay of General Sherman's left wing to permit massing of Confederates for the Battle of Bentonville battlefield museum, Civil War cemetery and plantation houses. 

  2. Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville - features exhibits on the Civil War, Remains of North Carolina arsenal which produced arms and ammunition for Confederate armies until its destruction by General Sherman. 

  3. Mendenhall Plantation in High Point - Quaker Home of Richard Mendenhall who actively supported the Abolitionist Movement. View a false bottom wagon used to transport slaves to freedom. 

  4. Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee - Special section chronicles Thomas' Legion a Civil War regiment composed partly of Cherokee Indians. This unit fired the last shots of the war in NC. 

  5. North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh - features a major Civil War exhibit showcasing personal belongings, photos, military items and account of North Carolinians who fought in the Civil War. 

  6. Alexander Dickson House in Hillsborough - Historic home built 1790 served as headquarter for Confederate General Hampton and was where General Johnston prepared surrender papers for General Sherman in April 1865.  

  7. Duplin County Veterans Memorial Museum in Warsaw - highlights the role the area played in the Civil War. Features military artifacts and memorabilia.  

  8. Malcolm Blue Farm in Aberdeen - Union General Jordan commandeered the Blue Farm and nearby Bethesda Church for officers use in March 1865. Museum features an extensive exhibit on the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads  

  9. The Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough - examines antebellum Hillsborough and the impact the Civil War had on the Burwell family, slaves and the students who attended the Burwell's School for Young Ladies. 

  10. The Catawba County Museum of History in Newton near Marion & Hickory - features a Civil War exhibit which includes Colonel Clinton Cilley Collection of Confederate and Union artifacts. General Stoneman's troops passed through Catawba county. 

  11. Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham - Home of James Bennett who witnessed the largest confederate top surrender of the Civil War when General Johnston met General Sherman on April 26, 1865. 

  12. Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site in Four Oaks near Fayetteville - last battle fought in North Carolina and the last full scale Confederate offensive. The Harper House on this Battleground site served as a Union field hospital during the battle. 

  13. Fort Branch in Hamilton near Plymouth - Earthen Civil War fort located on the Roanoke River. Protected ram Albemarle construction site and railroad bridge. 7 original cannons are on display.

  14. Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro  - features over 140 rare weapons, historical prints, paintings and artifacts. Confederate hospital once stood on site. Includes cemetery with graves of Civil War veterans. 

  15. Dr Josephus Hall House in Salisbury - Dr Hall was drafted by the Confederacy to serve as a physician for the Salisbury Confederate prison. In April 1865 his house became headquarters for Union officers under General Stoneman. costumed guides. 

  16. Liberty Hall Restoration / Cowan Museum in Kenansville near Jacksonville - 19th century Plantation Home of the Kenan family includes outbuilding, exhibits, and a video presentation. Nearby Cowan Museum features displays of rural North Carolina artifacts including an anvil used in a local arms factory. 

  17. North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh - North Carolina's participation in the Civil War began with a vote to secede in the House Chamber. A single message launched from the roof announced the end of the war. Union troops occupied the ground during 1865. 

  18. Orange County Historical Museum - features the area's Civil War history including information about the Orange Guard Company and Various artifacts, letters and pictures.

  19. Salisbury National Cemetery & Confederate Prison Camp Site in Salisbury - The cemetery has mass graves containing 11700 unknown soldiers buried in 18 trenches marked by head and foot stones. The graves are adjacent to the former site of a infamous Confederate POW camp.

  20. Somerset Place State Historic Site- Creswell near Plymouth- North Carolina's largest plantations, exhibit explains the impact the civil war had on southern plantations and plantation life.

  21. Historic Stagville - Durham - Preservations of African American cultural historic studies, provides insight into plantation life and culture, 18th century house, 1860 barn, and 1850 slave quarters.  

  22. Stoneman's Raid - Pocket Raids by Union troops led by General Stoneman that went through the Asheville area, the NC mountains, up through Mt. Airy area around the Blue Ridge Parkway

  23. Zebulon Vance Birthplace State Historic Site - Weaverville - Reconstructed 1830's mountain birthplace of Zebulon Vance Civil War Governor.

  24. Wayne County Museum - Goldsboro - Features a Civil War display, General Sherman passed through Wayne County on his way to Raleigh.

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