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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Day by day, the war in the South

By Linda Wheeler

The University of North Carolina’s Wilson Library plans to post a daily account of what was happening in the South on the same date during the Civil War 150 years earlier, according to the UNC General Alumni Association. The website is to be launched on April 12, the anniversary of the attack on Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor.

The site will use the library’s collection of archival materials, such as letters and eyewitness reports, to present the war as it unfolded to its official end with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

Other sesquicentennial activities planned by the library include an exhibit, “Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University During the Civil War,” and lectures. In addition, the Alumni Association will provide a biographical page on line for each of the 287 alumni who died in the war.

By Linda Wheeler  | February 2, 2011; 10:55 AM ET
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