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1850 SITE’S CONTEMPLATIONS

NORTH CAROLINA’S WAR OF SECESSION: THE SOUTHERN ARISTOCRACY’S VAIN, WOEFUL CONFEDERATE EXPERIMENT, May 1861 through May 1865. The Calamitous Long Night of Suffering Produced by Aristocratic Southern Leaders, Led by the Region’s Wealthiest Slaveholders, in Their Abortive Attempt, from December, … Continue reading

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1865 AMNESTY REVELATIONS

INDIVIDUAL AMNESTY PETITIONS TO PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON FOR A PARDON BY MEN WHO WERE LEADERS OF NORTH CAROLINA’S SECESSION, REPRESENTATIVES IN THE REBEL CONFEDERATE OR STATE GOVERNMENTS, OFFICIALS IN REBEL GOVERNANCE OR HAD PROPERTY WORTH $20,000 OR MORE. In 1865, … Continue reading

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1860 Abiding Commentary

ABIDING COMMENTARY BY OBSERVERS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE WAR OF SECESSION “Thus the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: ‘Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all nations to whom I … Continue reading

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1860 – 1861 NC Reps in US Congress

11 FEBRUARY 1861 RESOLUTION INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BURTON CRAIGE, of Salisbury, Rowan County, NC, in the United States House of Representatives on 11 February 1861 entitled “RECOGNITION OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY.”* From: Edward McPherson, POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES … Continue reading

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1861 Why Did NC Secede?

THOMAS RUFFIN, North Carolina Representative in the United States Congress and former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, on the state’s reason for seceding: “Sir, the day for a settlement after long years, has come. The time must … Continue reading

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1860 – 1861 Denominational Sanction

NORTH CAROLINA CHOWAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION’S RESOLUTIONS ON THE COMING WAR, 16 MAY 1861 [the resolutions appeared four days prior to North Carolina Secession Convention met in House of Commons in Raleigh, NC] From: JOURNAL OF THE CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE … Continue reading

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1863-1866 Whitman on Army Hospitals

ARMY HOSPITALS AND CASES: MEMORANDA AT THE TIME, 1863—66 Whitman, Walt; “Army Hospitals and Cases. Memoranda at the Time, 1863-66,” THE CENTURY MAGAZINE, Volume 36, Issue 6, October, 1888, pp. 825 – 830, New York: The Century Company. Online at: … Continue reading

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