The state banner of North Carolina, the old north state.

North Carolina

The state banner of North Carolina, the old north state.

The courthouse and City Hall of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Courthouse and City Hall, Wilmington, North Carolina

The courthouse and City Hall of Wilmington, North Carolina.

"General view of Forts Hatters and Clark, N. C., captured on the 29th of August, 1861, by the Federal naval and military forces, under command of Commodore Stringham and Major General Butler. Articles of stipulation were signed on the flagship by Commodore Stringham and General Butler on the part of the United States, and by Commodore Barron, Colonel Martin and Major Andrews on the Confederate side, and the swords of the latter delivered up. The two forts remained in possession of the Federal troops, Fort Hatteras under command of Colonel Weber, and Fort Clark under that of Colonel Hawkins. The enemy's loss in killed was 15, and wounded 42; on the Federal side not a single man was either killed or wounded." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Fort Hatteras

"General view of Forts Hatters and Clark, N. C., captured on the 29th of August, 1861, by the Federal…

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day city of Greensboro, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War.

The Battlefield of Guilford

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day city…

The house of Cornelius Harnett in North Carolina.

Harnett's house

The house of Cornelius Harnett in North Carolina.

View of the camp of the twentieth Indiana Regiment; also of Fort Hatteras and the anchorage at Hatteras inlet, N.C. This camp, was formed when Federal troops occupied the island. It first recieved Colonel Bendix and his German regiment. On their return to Newport News it was taken possession of by the Ninth Zouaves; who vacated it upon the arrival of the Twentieth Indiana Regiment, October 5, 1861, the Ninth removing to Camp Wool.

Fort Hatteras

View of the camp of the twentieth Indiana Regiment; also of Fort Hatteras and the anchorage at Hatteras…

(--) Appointed general for the North Carolina regiment during the Revolutionary War

Robert Howe

(--) Appointed general for the North Carolina regiment during the Revolutionary War

The birthplace of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.

Birthplace of Andrew Jackson

The birthplace of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.

In light of overwhelming enemy strength and the relatively heavy casualties his army suffered in the Battle of Bentonville, Johnston surrendered to Sherman little more than a month later at Bennett Place, near Durham Station.

Johnston's Surrender

In light of overwhelming enemy strength and the relatively heavy casualties his army suffered in the…

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

View at King's Mountain Battleground

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign…

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

Monument on King's Mountain

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign…

The official seal of the U.S. state of North Carolina in 1889.

North Carolina

The official seal of the U.S. state of North Carolina in 1889.

The United States seal of North Carolina with two ships in the background.

North Carolina

The United States seal of North Carolina with two ships in the background.

A North Carolina mansion of the old style.

A North Carolina Mansion

A North Carolina mansion of the old style.

Seal of the state of North Carolina, 1875

North Carolina seal

Seal of the state of North Carolina, 1875

Seal of the state of North Carolina, 1876

North Carolina seal

Seal of the state of North Carolina, 1876

Democratic U.S. Senator from North Carolina in 1872.

Matt W. Ransom

Democratic U.S. Senator from North Carolina in 1872.

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with the word 'Croatan,' the name of a Native American tribe.

Croatan Carved into Tree at Roanoke

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with…

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

"View of New Berne, N. C., from the interior of Fort Thompson after its capture by the Federal forces- burning of Rosin Works, railway bridge and naval stores, and showing vessels sunk in the channel of the Neuse River, to prevent the approach of Federal gunboats. Captain Rowan, in his account of the doings of his gunboats, after modestly narrating the important services he rendered General Burnside the day previous in the debarkation of the land forces, thus recounts his own separate share of the expedition to New Berne: "At 6:30 A.M. on Friday, April 14th, 1862, the fleet steadily moved up and gradually closed in toward the batteries. The lower fortification was discovered to have been abandoned by the enemy. A boat was dispatched to it, and the Stars and Stripes planted on the ramparts. As we advanced the upper batteries opened fire upon us. The fire was returned with effect, the magazine of one exploding. Having proceeded in an extended line as far as the obstructions in the river would permit, the signal was made to follow movements of the flagship, and the whole fleet advanced in order, concentating our fire on Fort Thompson, mounting 13 guns, on which rested the enemy's land defenses. The army having with great gallantry driven them out of these defenses, the fort was abandoned."" —Leslie, 1896

Fort Thompson

"View of New Berne, N. C., from the interior of Fort Thompson after its capture by the Federal forces-…

Sectional elevation of the 31,000 h.p. turbo generator units used in the Yadkin River development (North Carolina) of the Tallassee Power Company.

Turbo Generator

Sectional elevation of the 31,000 h.p. turbo generator units used in the Yadkin River development (North…

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.

Hon. Zebulon B. Vance

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.