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Organized in 1800. The original building, begun in 1816, rebuilt on same walls after fire of 1831, stands one block east.
Organized in 1800. The original building, begun in 1816, rebuilt on same walls after fire of 1831, stands one block west.
Est. 1867 as Howard School. State-supported since 1877. A part of The University of North Carolina since 1972.
On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse.
The northwest tower (1) was the first of the arsenal's four towers to be built (1839-1840) and initially served as the facility's temporary office. The three-story octagonal towers protruded beyond the corners of the main compound and were a defen…
Crises cause us to act. The crisis created by the United States' military unpreparedness during the War of 1812 resulted in the planning and building of additional arsenals for the nation's defense. Congress appropriated monies in 1836 for an "ars…
These stones formed part of the foundations for buildings within the main arsenal compound. When United States troops destroyed the arsenal in 1865, local citizens salvaged usable building materials. The state moved these remaining stones when the…
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 Conf…
[Preface at top left]The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the "March to the Sea." Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to…
Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north.