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Charles F. Irons, "Hiding Sin behind Virtue is Bad History," Burlington Times-News, October 5, 2006


The Sons of Confederate Veterans--in their published literature, in the pages of this newspaper, and at the fictional "Battle of Zachary Hill" held in Snow Camp three weeks ago--have argued that the Civil War was not primarily about slavery. They…

D. H. Hill, "Governor John W. Ellis and Secession," 1907


CHAPTER XXXVI. GOVERNOR JOHN W. ELLIS AND SECESSION. 427. The John Brown raid.--Two events took place in 1859 which threw North Carolina into a state of wild excitement. The first was John Brown's seizure of the United States arsenal at Harper's…

Amnesty Petition of George Davis, November 22, 1865

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In Prison, Fort LaFayette, Nov. 22, 1865

His Excellency,

Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States


Desiring and intending on good faith to accept and abide by all the results of the late unhappy contest. I now respectfully…

Amnesty Petition of Peterson Dunn, June 30, 1865

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To his Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States

For I respectfully ask for amnesty and pardon according to the provision of your proclamation of the 29th of May under the following statement of facts. I am a citizen of the County…

Marion Butler, 1863-1938


Marion Butler (1863-1938) served as the Chairman of the Populist Party in North Carolina during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as a United States Senator from 1895-1901. He helped to negotiate an alliance between the…

George H. White, 1852-1918

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George H. White (1852-1918) was a Republican Congressman from the Second District of North Carolina and the only African-American Representative in Congress between 1898 and 1901. Before assuming this national office, White served as a State…

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


"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 accomplished

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



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…

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


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…

Amnesty Petition of Samuel S. Gregory, August 22, 1865

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His Excellency
Andrew Johnson
President of the United States

Your petitioner Saml S. Gregory a native and resident of Sampson County, and the State of North Carolina, respectfully [showeth?] unto your Excellency, that he received an appointment…