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Walking Through Greensboro's Past

Chaos and Collapse in Confederate Greensboro:
Greensboro and the Final Days of the Civil War

In April 1865, the Civil War came to Greensboro's doorstep. The Army of Tennessee camped on the outskirts of town while General Joseph E. Johnston met with Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the Piedmont Railroad station. Emboldened by the collapse of social order, refugees, deserters and Greensboro citizens looted parts of the city.

Stops on this tour include:

Or, learn about and visit other landmarks of Civil War Era Greensboro!

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Created by students Ashley Black, Jeremiah DeGennaro, Laura Lawfer, Mac Liveakos and Tyson Smith


This website was created in Fall 2006 as a graduate student class project at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Its purpose was to bring real-world meaning to history readings and lectures and to give students a chance to interpret southern history for the public. The project is a result of an asssignment by Dr. Peter Carmichael, Associate Professor of History, for HIS/IAR 627: Museum and Historic Site Interpretation. Because of the public value of the resources created by the students, the project website is now maintained by the Digital Projects office of the Univerisity Libraries. However, the website resources are entirely student-created, and the University Libraries makes no claim as to the accuracy of the views or information presented herein.