Civil means both “mannerly” and “relating to a state and its citizens.” It follows that a “civil war” is a conflict between groups of citizens of the same state or country. But a civil war is NOT mannerly.
The Civil War in America was fought between the Confederacy and the United States, and North Carolina was part of the Confederacy. Still, within the state’s boundaries, the people held multiple opinions about the war and acted accordingly. Why did North Carolina join the Confederacy? Did everyone in the state support the Civil War? What was life like during wartime?
This LIVE! virtual event journeys to several historic sites highlighting North Carolinians who lived during the Civil War to help students understand the choices faced and decisions made in response to the changes that the war brought. Additional resources—coming soon!