Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil War Trails
North Carolina’s Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids and the Confederacy’s struggle to supply its armies. Other tales are told in the western mountains, a sometimes-lawless region where Unionists and Confederates fought a war within the war. In the rolling central piedmont, memories linger of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s relentless march north early in the spring of 1865, when his army defeated the Confederates under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Finally, April 26, Johnston surrendered essentially ending the Civil War.
Experience these and many more stories as you tour the North Carolina Civil War Trails. Please drive carefully as you visit the sites where ironclads and wooden ships, spies and smugglers, heroes and villains, slaves and soldiers engaged in the greatest conflict in American history.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1880.
Location. 35° 46.881′ N, 78° 38.348′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on E Edenton Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Bicentennial Plaza, across the street from the capitol buildi.ng. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Carolina State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Blakely Cannon (a few steps from this marker); State of North Carolina Agriculture Building (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Augustus Olds (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Dental Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Society of North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); State of North Carolina Labor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Bar Association (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a map of North Carolina with the locations of Civil War Trails indicated. Two illustrations from Harper's Weekly appear on the marker: one depicts the "Battle of Bentonville" and the other "James Bennett's House. Where Johnston surrendered." A third picture, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, shows the CSS Albemarle.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.