‘Green’s Place’ 1863 Civil War artillery emplacement at Raleigh, NC, – southernmost redan, on today’s S. Saunders St.

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.

1863 Map of the approaches to Raleigh NC and Civil War entrenchments (Guion map)

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)