NC Voices from Civil War on Twitter

Mar 28, 2011

History buffs and students can keep up with what happened across the state during the Civil War through Twitter. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is tweeting the words of North Carolina civilians who witnessed the events of the war.

LeRae Umfleet is organizing the project. She says diary, journal entries and letters are being used as sources for the tweets as part of the 150 year commemoration of the war:

"We're trying to reach out to audiences that we don't normally reach and the twitter account is one way to get younger generations interested in history and learn more about a pivotal point in our state's past."

Umfleet says each tweet links to her blog which gives the complete diary entry or letter. She says interested people can follow the twitter account at civilianwartime.