North Carolina history group in search of Civil War stories
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina history group is searching for stories about the Civil War.
The N.C. Civil War History & Reconstruction Center has been gathering oral histories from North Carolinians with a goal of recording stories from each of the state’s 100 counties. The center says in a news release it wants to build a mosaic of what life was like in North Carolina from the people who lived it.
The stories will be used to teach schoolchildren what the Civil War was really like through stories which were passed down through generations.
A panel of North Carolina students in grades 4 through high school ranked the subjects they most wanted to hear about, and among them were culture, law and politics, women and the home front.