Lecture -- Raleigh's Role in the American Civil War

With the outbreak of war, Raleigh became the center of North Carolina's war effort. The city was transformed into a industrial, recruiting, and medical center. The city avoided the hardships of war until the final days when it faced destruction as two waring armies that threatened the capital. This course will explore Raleigh's role in America's most tragic conflict.

Recommended Reading: This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place, Mark Bradley; Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War's Final Campaign in North Carolina, Ernest Dollar

Registration deadline: April 15

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