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 1863, North Carolina Gov. Zebulon B. Vance commissioned Confederate engineer Henry T. Guion to oversee the construction of a line of defenses around the city of Raleigh. This map shows those fortifications, the surrounding countryside, and some details within the city.… Read More 1863 Map of the approaches to Raleigh NC and Civil War entrenchments (Guion map)
Near the entrance to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh can be found a boulder carved with Civil-War-era inscriptions.… Read More Civil War-Era inscriptions carved on a boulder at Dix Hill
Displayed here is a map of the Confederate fortifications around the city, apparently drawn up by Union forces after the surrender of the city. Click here to see a more detailed PDF version of this map. (Might take a couple of minutes to load.) Source for this map: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, via… Read More Map of the Rebel Lines at Raleigh, NC (Drayton Map)