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Amnesty Petition of John Manning, Jr., June 19, 1865

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Pittsboro N.C. June 7th 1865

To His Excellency Andrew Johnson
President of the U.S. of A.

The petition of John Manning Jr. of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina. respectfully shows to your Excellency, that he was born in…

North Carolina Secession Flag

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The secession flag that was flown in NC, when it announced leaving the Union on May 20, 1861.

North Carolina Map 1860's

Outline of North Carolina map form the 1860's. shows the counties who were unionist, and those who were sectionalist.

"Cadet Paul Faison to his father regarding resigning his commission at West Point," April 12 and 14, 1861

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West Point N.Y. April 12, 1861
Dear Father Since,
I last wrote you [ev]ents have been daily occuring which leads to the conviction that there will be no compromise, and that the border states will be compelled to secede however unwilling they may…

"Reply by Governor Ellis to request by United States Secretary of War for troops from North Carolina", April 14, 1861

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War Department Washington, April 15, 1861 - (Teleghaphie [sic]) To Gov. Ellis Call made on you by to night's mail for two Regiments of Military for immediate service. Simon Cameron Secretary of War Reply.Executive Department Raleigh, April 15, 1861…

"General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee", January 1861

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Jan. 7, 1861. Resolved that the Governor be requested to inform the Senate if any portion of the citizens of North Carolina have consulted with him upon the propriety of taking possession of the United States forts in North Carolina or any one of…

"Governor's Correspondence: Arkansas Resolutions", March 28, 1861

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Little Rock, March 29, 1861 To His Excellency, J.W. Ellis Governor of the State of North Carolina Sir:- By the fifth of the Series of Resolutions which I have the honor herewith to transmit to you, and which were adopted by the State Convention of…

"Craven County December 1860 resolutions" December 12, 1860

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Craven County Meeting On yesterday the 12th December a large portion of the citizens of Craven met in the Theatre to give expression to their sentiments relative to the present alarming state of National affairs. On motion W.B. Wadsworth was called…

Sectional Conflict: Slavery, Sectionalism Sow Seeds of War

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Throughout the 1820s, Americans settled in the vast territory of Texas, often with land grants from the Mexican government. However, their numbers soon alarmed the authorities, who prohibited further immigration in 1830.…

“North Carolina and Secession,” April 4, 1861

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North Carolina and Secession—North Carolina will not secede from the Union for existing causes. Nearly all the Union candidates in this State advocated a Convention; if they had opposed it, it would have been voted down by 30,000 majority. We…