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1861 WAR FEVER

1860 – 1861 WAR FEVER: SECESSION CONVENTION DELEGATES COMMENTING ON THE PASSIONS DRIVING THE WAR DECISIONS AND BLOCKING THE CALCULATION OF RISKS IN THE SEVERAL SOUTHERN STATES OF THE CONFEDERACY Richard Taylor, Louisana Planter and Delegate to the 1861 Louisana … Continue reading

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MOORE, BARTHOLOMEW F.

BARTHOLOMEW FIGURES MOORE [1801 – 1878], Lawyer and Unionist, Wake County, NC – His father JAMES MOORE was a soldier in the American Revolution. from: J. P. Gibbons, “Bart F. Moore on Secession and Reconstruction,” in Historical Society of Trinity … Continue reading

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WALT WHITMAN ON DEATH, 1861 – 1865

Walt Whitman was a correspondent and frequent visitor to the sick and dying men in the hospitals around Washington, DC. He witnessed most of the blood, gore and dying that he describes below. from: Walt Whitman, COMPLETE PROSE WORKS: Specimen … Continue reading

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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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