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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Selected Civil War Bibliography

*Cecelski, David S. The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2001. ($17.95)

*Click, Patricia C. Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, 1862-1867. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2001. ($22.95)

Hinds, John W. Invasion and Conquest of North Carolina: Anatomy of a Gunboat War. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1998.

Mallison, Fred M. Civil War on the Outer Banks: A History of the Late Rebellion Along the Coast of North Carolina from Carteret to Currituck. McFarland & Company, 1997.

Osborne, Frederick M. Private Osborne, Massachusetts 23rd Volunteers: Burnside Expedition, Roanoke Island, Second Front Against Richmond. Pelican Publishing, 2001.

*Pullen, Drew and Robert V. Drapala. The Civil War on Roanoke Island, North Carolina: Portrait of the Past. Aerial Perspective, 2002. ($29.95)

Reid, Richard M. Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2008.

Sauers, Richard A. "A Succession of Honorable Victories": The Burnside Expedition in North Carolina. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1996. (out of print)

Smith, John David, Ed. Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Wise, Harold. The Battle of Roanoke Island North Carolina – A History. Kindle edition only via Amazon.com

For younger readers:

*George, Lynn. What Do You Know About the Civil War? PowerKids Press, 2008. ($15.95).

*Marsh, Carole. The Student's Civil War Series, Peachtree City, GA: Gallopade International. ($6.99)

*Tate, Suzanne. Burnside and Sideburns: A Tale of Civil War Days. Nags Head Art, Inc., 2000. ($4.95)

*available in the Museum Shop

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  • For information on visiting Roanoke Island Festival Park and the series of Civil War exhibits planned for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, visit the main Roanoke Island web page at roanokeisland.com

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