While city workers were removing the Confederate monument on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, they discovered a time capsule that dates back to the year 1894.
○ A button from the coat of a Hillsboro Academy cadet killed near the end of the Civil War in Goldsboro.
○ A button cut from the dress coat of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
○ A rosebud from the coat of Gen. Lee.
○ Multiple texts from speeches delivered during the time period.
○ Address by Senator Vance, on Social Condition of the South during the war.
○ An account of the Charge at Gettysburg.
○ Copy of the Fayetteville Observer from 1892.
○ Confederate Testament + hymn book.
○ Confederate bills, state bills, a colonial bill.
○ Map of Wake County.
○ NC Almanac for 1894.
○ Copy of the Wilmington Star. The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources took possession of the time capsule and it will be opened later this week in a lab environment to uncover what is actually in the time capsule and report their findings as soon as the items can be verified.