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Photo Exhibit Tells NC Story Of Civil War

A photo featured in the exhibit

North Carolina's role in the Civil War is the subject of a photo exhibit opening today in Fayetteville at the Cumberland County Public Library. "Freedom, Sacrifice and Memory" is a traveling show that will visit fifty public libraries across the state.

Fay Mitchell works for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. She says it's important to commemorate North Carolinians who lived and died in the conflict 150 years ago:

"It's not only Confederate Colonels, its African Americans, its women, its the battles, the home front there are artifacts from the Museum of History, there are reenactments that are staged at our state historic sites and there are sketches and illustrations from the period."

Mitchell says the exhibit is a reminder of the more than 35,000 North Carolinians who died during the Civil War. She says the exhibit will move from Fayetteville to the Museum of Cape Fear in two weeks.

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Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
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