North Carolina – Civil War Story

From Atlantic coastal sites at Forts Fisher and Macon to Union cavalry operations in the western mountains, North Carolina offers a collection of Civil War sites as varied as its landscapes. Blockade running in Wilmington. Ironclads at Kinston and Plymouth. Sherman vs. Johnston battles in 1865. A surrender more than two weeks after Appomattox. “Lee’s Lifeline” on a crucial railroad.

Just about anywhere you go in North Carolina, you will bump into a Civil War story — one you may not find anywhere else.

Civil War Trails Map


The North Carolina Civil War Trails Map, updated June 2007, features numerous sites in addition to the sites identified on the original Carolinas Campaign Trail map, a driving tour of the 1865 Carolinas Campaign following many of the roads the soldiers used. Pick up a copy at a North Carolina Welcome Center, click here to request a copy by mail, or download a PDF version.

Explore North Carolina

  • Carolinas Campaign
    Driving Tour
  • Coastal and Eastern
    Coastal North Carolina
    More Eastern Sites
  • Western North Carolina
    Stoneman’s Raid
    More Western Sites
  • Central North Carolina
  • Foster’s Raid Tour
  • Potter’s Raid Tour