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for Carolina Comments Vol. 48 Issue 3, May 2000
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On March 18-19, 2000, thirty-seven hundred Civil War reenactors portraying Confederate and Union soldiers commemorated the Battle of Bentonville in Johnston County. Bentonville is the state's largest Civil War battle reenactment and is staged only once every five years.
David J. Olson has been named deputy director of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. Prior to his appointment, Olson was the state's archivist and records administrator since 1981. Before coming to North Carolina, he held archival positions at the University of Wisconsin, DePauw University, and the Michigan Department of State, History Division.
Catherine J. Morris has been named state archivist. She has been acting Archives and Records administrator since 1999. Morris began her career with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History in 1972. She graduated from Wake Forest University magna cum laude in 1971.
The first printing press arrived in 1749 with James Davis, public printer. Following the American Revolution, a singular printer would increase to at least twenty-two and extend printing technology throughout the state. Printing meant distribution of newspapers and the state's first was North Carolina Gazette first printed in 1751 by Davis.