People lined the river to see the ship. They saw more than they bargained for.
At the time the photograph was taken, Mr. Willson, Jr., was a member of the Wilmington Light Infantry.
Anderson was the son of a Confederate doctor.
The Going Back to Civilian Life booklet was issued to every individual separated from active service in the Armed Forces.
In 2007, Robert C. Cantwell, IV gave this photograph to Cape Fear Museum.
In August 1901, 40 years after the Civil War broke out, a group of more than 500 Confederate Veterans from the State of North Carolina gathered together for an encampment and reunion at Wrightsville Sound.
Wilmington’s first liberty ship was named after prominent North Carolina politician Zebulon Baird Vance.
This copy of the New York Herald newspaper documents the fall of Fort Fisher.
The collection included this War Department letter to his father detailing the burial location.
The memorial was placed near New Hanover High School (at the time the only public high school for white children in the county.