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"The North Carolina Troubles," August 20, 1870

Therehas been in certain quarters, noto-rious for sympathy with the late rebels and re-bellion, such a vehement denunciation of Gov-ernorHolden, of North Carolina, as a pecul-iarly malignant “satrap,” who was wagingfiendish war upon…

"The Lesson of the Ku-Klux," May 27, 1871

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The Lesson of the Ku-Klux

Those who persistently deny the truth of the Ku-Klux stories, or ridicule them as mere tales of rawhead and bloody-bones, should remember that, whatever the explanation may be, the testimony is conclusive. And the…

Letter from William Woods Holden to Honor. R.M. Pearson, July 26, 1870

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Raleigh, July 26, 1870.

To the HON. R. M. PEARSON,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of N. C.:

"SIR: - I have had the hour to receive, by the hands of the Marshal of the Supreme Court, a copy of your opinion in the…

"A Proclamation by His Excellency, the Governor of North Carolina," October 12, 1868

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"The flag of the United States waves for the protection of all. Every star upon it shines down with vital fire into every spot, howsoever remote or solitary, to consume those who may resist the authority of the government, or who oppress the…

Alfred Townsend, Lowery as A Brigand Leader, The Swamp Outlaws, 1872

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"What is the meaning of this?" said I to "Parson" Sinclair—the fighting parson of Lumberton—"How can this fellow, with a handful of boys and illiterate men, put to flight a society only recently used to warfare and full of…

Henry Berry Lowery, The Swamp Outlaw by Alfred Townshed, 1872

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Henry Berry Lowery, the leader of the most formidable band of outlaws, considering the smallness of its numbers, that has been known in this country, is of mixed Tuscarera, mulatto and white blood, twenty-six years of age, five feet nine inches high…

The Scare on the Road, The Swamp Outlaw by Alfred Townshed, 1872

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THE SCARE ON THE ROAD.

An instance of the deep sense of apprehension created by these bandits in all southeastern Carolina is afforded by a dream which Colonel W. H. Barnard, editor of the Wilmington Star, related to me. The Colonel's paper is…

Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Testimony of Giles Leitch, July 31, 1871

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GILES LEITCH sworn and examined.

The Chairman, (Mr. Pool.) As this witness was called at the instance of the minority of this committee, Mr. Blair will please commence his examination.

By Mr. Blair:
Question. Where do you reside?

Answer: I…

Allen W. Trelease, White Terror (1971)

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The great majority of the Klan’s victims were blacks; they were attacked and beaten everywhere in the county for many reasons. The raiders explained on one occasion that they were simply out whipping Radicals that night. In December, a…