Philip Gerard

Philip Gerard is the author of 13 books, including The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina. Gerard was the author of Our State’s Civil War series. He currently teaches in the department of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Civil War Series

Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

History

The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning. (Volume 4, Part 8)

History

North Carolina Moonshine Gets a Modern Twist

Today’s distillers represent the latest in a long and storied history of North Carolina whiskey makers. Using the same ingredients and recipes as their predecessors, modern moonshiners are still moonshiners at heart.

Civil War Series

The Battle of the Crater

The Union Army’s plan to explode a mine succeeds, but the confederate counterattack proves more deadly. (Volume 4, Part 7)

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