Monthly Archives: December 2010

When the Student Becomes the Master

´╗┐Most of you probably know that the first shots of the Civil War were fired in the early morning hours of April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter. The fort – located off the coast of South Carolina in Charleston Harbor … Continue reading

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Silent Sam

Since yesterday’s post focused on North Carolina in the Civil War, I thought I’d stick with that theme for today’s post as well. Being a student at the nation’s oldest public university has major privileges, and one of them is … Continue reading

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Valley of Humility: NC in the Civil War

Unlike it’s southern neighbor, North Carolina wasn’t eager to secede from the Union. South Carolina led the way with its secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. Florida and Mississippi followed on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, 1861 (respectively). … Continue reading

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