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Pickett’s Charge

Written on: June 21st, 2017 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Delaware Heritage Commission member Terry Wright will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Pickett’s Charge, the climatic final attack at the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and several days of hard fighting on the Union flanks around the town of Gettysburg, Confederate General […]


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Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Written on: March 22nd, 2016 in Events at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

(Dover, DE) On Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. author Kathryn Canavan will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Focusing on the assassination from the perspective of the Petersen family, Canavan will show how this Washington D.C. family became caught up in the tragedy. The Petersens […]


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The Freedmen’s Bureau: Records and Research during Reconstruction

Written on: January 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m., Certified Genealogist Michael Hait will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on one of the lesser known federal agencies, the Freedman’s Bureau. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands operated from the end of the Civil War until 1872 under the U.S. War Department. […]


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The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family

Written on: September 25th, 2014 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in 1809. His son died in a mansion 117 years later. In those years, the country endured a series of dramatic changes which forever altered the course of American history. However, no family paid a more dramatic price. On Saturday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m., historian Daniel […]


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Civil War Blogging Project Comes to an End

Written on: July 25th, 2014 in Blog Posts

Earlier this month, the Delaware Public Archives reached the end of the three-year Cyrus Forwood: Diary of a Delaware Soldier in the American Civil War blogging project.


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The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Written on: November 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]


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A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front during the American Civil War

Written on: September 23rd, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

            Join us on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives  continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front.”  Divided loyalties, a critical strategic position, and a major Federal prison made Delaware […]


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Looking for Primary Sources about the Civil War? Check Out the Delaware Public Archives Website

Written on: April 12th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

The official sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War kicked off today with a ceremony held at the Delaware Public Archives.  Attended by Governor Jack Markell, the event highlights the new online exhibit of Civil War holdings from the collections of the Archives.  This new online feature (which went live today!) on the website CivilWar.delaware.gov includes […]


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A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Situation: Delaware from the Secession Crisis to Bull Run

Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will continue its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Position: Delaware from the Secession Crisis through Bull Run.”  As a border state, Delaware became the focus of both Secessionists and […]


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Get Ready, It’s Coming!

Written on: January 7th, 2011 in Research Room

Did you know that April 12th will mark the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War?  Did you know that we have over 23 cubic feet of original records, 140 rolls of microfilm, and approximately 60 photographs relating to Delaware Union troops?  In preparation for the anniversary, with the help of our sister agency the […]


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