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NC Museum of History exhibit focuses on Civil War

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Museum of History is presenting the second part of its series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The second part of the exhibit is titled "North Carolina and the Civil War: The Raging Storm, 1863." It opened Nov. 4 and continues through Oct. 27, 2013. More than 10,000 Tar Heel soldiers were killed or wounded or died from disease in 1863.

Exhibit artifacts include Civil War handguns, battle flags and uniforms, along with surgical instruments used for amputations. Of particular interest is a battle flag carried by the 18th Regiment North Carolina Troops, which accidentally shot Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on May 2, 1863.

The third part of the series will open in 2014 and will highlight the last engagements of 1864-1865 and postwar consequences.

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