The Civil War in Coastal North Carolina
by John S. Carbone
From the drama of blockade-running to graphic descriptions of battles on the state’s islands and sounds, this book portrays the explosive events that took place in North Carolina’s coastal region during the Civil War.
Topics discussed include the strategic importance of coastal North Carolina, Federal occupation of coastal areas, blockade-running, and the impact of war on civilians along the Tar Heel coast.
Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: North Carolina Division of Archives and History (October 8, 2001)
About the Author
John S. Carbone, M.D., is assistant chief of Forensic Psychiatry Services, Dorthea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a B.A. from William & Mary and an M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Regarding the acclaimed histori-medico-legal blog, AlienistsCompendium.com, the alter-ego of the Alienist is John Carbone, a graduate of the College of William & Mary (BA), the University of Virginia School of Medicine (MD), King College School of Business and Economics (MBA), and North Carolina Central University School of Law (JD). His professional and personal experiences span the globe: holding citizenships of the United States, Italy, and Canada, his medical license is in North Carolina while his law license is in New Mexico.
During daylight hours, he tilts at windmills as director of mental health services for his state’s prison system, and also labors through his private forensic psychiatric practice. Carbone has published on topics as diverse as the American Civil War, the evolution of Phi Beta Kappa keys, and modern intellectual property rights in the biotechnology industry. His treatise on the manner in which predictions of future dangerousness are employed in courtroom settings was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief. In his free time, he collects patent models, native American pottery, and interesting anatomic specimens for his cabinet of curiosities.