Examples from Petersburg National Battlefield demonstrate how reconstructions could be used to show what Raleigh’s Civil War defenses looked like.… Read More Reconstructed Earthworks at Petersburg Natl. Battlefield
Use this Google Map to explore Raleigh’s Civil War fortifications on today’s landscape.… Read More Google Map of Raleigh’s Civil War Earthworks
Could Civil War earthworks still be seen on today’s landscape, 150 years later? Definitely. This video from the Cold Harbor battlefield shows striking examples.… Read More What could Civil War earthworks look like today? Example from Cold Harbor
The southernmost stretch of Civil War earthworks around Raleigh, NC, were near an area marked Green’s Land on the 1863 and 1865 maps. A composite graphic shows how we can determine that this loop of fortifications ran near the current intersection of S. Saunders St. and I-440.… Read More ‘Green’s Place’ 1863 Civil War artillery emplacement at Raleigh, NC, – southernmost redan, on today’s S. Saunders St.
In 1988, relic hunters discovered a sizable number of Civil War artifacts just before earthmovers came in to begin sitework for the Raleigh Farmers Market. Today a much more ambitious development plan suggests now is the time for more archaeological investigation at the site of Dorothea Dix Park.… Read More Treasure trove of Civil War artifacts discovered at site of Raleigh Farmers Market in 1988