The 150th anniversary of the year when the Civil War came home to North Carolina in 1862 will be reviewed in a series of programs at historic sites and museums statewide.
The Lights of the Great Armada: The 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher on January 21 and 22 will focus on the Navy and Marines and the maritime war. (See Fort Fisher on Top Events )
Two lectures in Durham focusing on the enslaved are scheduled for February at Historic Stagville on February 12 and at Bennett Place on February 16.
A symposium, Thunder in the East: The Civil War in Eastern North Carolina will be presented by Tryon Palace and the New Bern Historical Society on March 10. It is one of the events in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration (see Civil War 150).
A Civil War medical program, "War So Terrible," at Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks on March 17 and 18, will compare and contrast medical practices of the Civil War to 21st century treatment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The exhibit, "Watched by Sound and Sea: Occupied Beaufort, 1862" continues at the N.C. Maritime Musem in Beaufort through September 2012.
The April 26 to 28 Flags Over Hattersea Symposium will feature historians and others, speaking at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. A Civil War Trails marker will be unveiled during the weekend, and the "Flags Over Hatteras" exhibit will continue through July at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
Other lectures and programs will occur during the year, and through April 2015. A traveling photography exhibit "Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: The Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit" is visiting libraries and museums in the state through May 2013.
For more information about top events in North Carolina take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in North Carolina.