Noted in last Sunday's paper: In conjunction with the Civil War sesquicentennial, our state Archives engaged a writer/cartographer to do a coffee-table book treatment of the Civil War in North Carolina. It's here. It's real and it's spectacular.
Here we have a confluence of three things that have become of distinct interest to me in recent years: (1) maps, (2) the Civil War, and (3) acquiring the major works of N.C. history and geography. So I think I'd like to get my hands on this. Being that it's $85, though, I think I need to remember to ask for Christmas or my birthday...
The Old North State at War: The North Carolina Civil War Atlas
By Mark Anderson Moore with Jessica A. Bandel and Michael HillOffice of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 190 pages, $85