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1861 GOLDSBORO CONVENTION

ORGANIZING SECESSION IN NORTH CAROLINA PRIOR TO THE 20th of MAY, 1861 SECESSIONIST CONVENTION IN RALEIGH: THE PRIMARY LEADERS CONSUMED BY THE LEADERSHIP WORK NECESSARY TO TAKE NORTH CAROLINA OUT OF THE UNITED STATES WERE WEALTHY, PRIVILEGED MEN INCLUDING WELDON … Continue reading

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1861-1865 NC White Unionist

War Within the Confederacy: White Unionist of North Carolina “The War Within the Confederacy: White Unionist of North Carolina,” by Michael K. Honey. Reprinted from PROLOGUE: JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Summer 1986, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 75-93. reprinted … Continue reading

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1860-1861 Slavery, State’s Rights & Southern Institutions

THE THREAT TO STATE’S RIGHTS AND SOUTHERN INSTITUTIONS POSED BY THE FEDERAL UNION THAT MADE WAR THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE REMEDY IN 1860 AND 1861: WHAT WERE THE REAL VESTED INTERESTS THAT POLITICIANS AS WELL AS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE FROM NORTH CAROLINA … Continue reading

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1861 Secession Ordinance Signers

COUNTY DELEGATES WHO WERE SIGNATORS OF THE PARCHMENT ORDINANCE OF SECESSION, HOUSE OF COMMONS, Raleigh, North Carolina on 21 May 1861 [the only online source that accurately identifies the 120 county delegates who signed the parchment copy of North Carolina’s … Continue reading

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1865 REGRETS By NC Secession Leaders

AMNESTY PETITION #1 from KENNETH RAYNER, Lawyer, Legislator and Hertford County delegate to the 1861 North Carolina Secession Convention, Legislator and County Representative at the Convention. To His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States: “. . . the … Continue reading

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1865 THE GRAND REVIEW

May 23 and 24, 1865 in Washington, DC “I confess, without shame, I am sick and tired of fighting – its glory is all moonshine; even success most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations … Continue reading

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1861-1865 PRISONS

PRISONS: CONFEDERATE AND UNION The following site provides good basic information on Civil War prisons, Confederate and Union including: [1] types; [2] conditons; [3] exchange and other basic information. http://www.mycivilwar.com/pow/general_information.htm COMMENTS TO: civilwar.nash.wilson.counties@gmail.com

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1863 Richmond Bread Riot

THE CONFEDERATE HOME FRONT By 1863, the combination of the Northern blockade of Southern ports, the diversion of Southern food supplies from the home front to the war front and the escalating inflation of its currency began to negatively affect … Continue reading

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1865 Sherman’s Army in NC

“FINAL OPERATIONS OF SHERMAN’S ARMY, March 1865 to May 1865 by H. W. SLOCUM, Major-General, U.S. V. Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buel and the Editorial Staff of CENTURY MAGAZINE, editors. BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR. Volume 4. … Continue reading

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1861-1865 NC SLAVERY

SLAVERY IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1607 THROUGH 1865 http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/slavery/

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