North Carolina State Capitol
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 35° 46.820 W 078° 38.327
17S E 713418 N 3962156
This building housed the North Carolina Secession Convention in 1861 when North Carolina voted to secede from the Union. The U.S. Army Signal Corp used the top of the rotunda to signal the war's end in 1865.
Waymark Code: WMA7B
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 04/10/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 97

The North Carolina State Capitol building is virtually unaltered from its Civil War era appearance. Completed in 1840, the capitol's house chamber was the site of the 1861 Secession Convention, and the building served several sessions of the NC Confederate legislature.

The Capitol was occupied by staff officers of Sherman's army from April to May 1865 and was peacefully surrendered. There were scattered attempts by some of Sherman's men to burn Raleigh, but this was discouraged. The Capitol's dome was the site of one of the last U.S. Army signal stations of the Civil War.

There are three Civil War Monuments on the grounds, as well as individual monuments to people who figured into North Carolina's Civil War history. The building is open to the public and admission is free.

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The State Capitol as seen from Morgan Street:

North Carolina Confederate Monument on the Capitol grounds:

Type of site: Other

One East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC

Phone Number: (919) 733-4994

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions: Not listed

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