Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Recently, I was asked to write a few entries for the North Carolina History Project. This is sponsored by the John Locke Foundation and its main emphasis is an online encyclopedia of North Carolina history. My first entry was posted this morning, and it is on the Confederate Navy in North Carolina. Very soon I will also have entries on the US Navy in North Carolina during the Civil War and on James Iredell Waddell, the commander of the Confederate cruiser CSS Shenandoah. There are of course many other fascinating articles on this website, so I hope that you will go and take a look. The project is still young, so there is much that is not on the encyclopedia yet. However, I hope to put a serious dent in the paucity of material relating to the Civil War in North Carolina, particularly where the navy is concerned.