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"An Arrest by the Rebels-The Contraband Troops-Re-enlistment of Veterans- items from the North Carolina Press," New York Times, January 13, 1864


From North Carolina.

An Arrest by the Rebels-The Contraband Troops- Re-enlistment of Veterans- items from the North Carolina Press.

Newbern, NC. Jan 7

The Second regiment of North Carolina Union volunteers is rapidly organizing. Its…


The North Carolina Whig, Proclamation on Northern Blacks, November 18, 1862

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A negro proposes that President Davis should-retaliate upon Lincoln’s proclamation, by declaring all the Northern negroes slaves after the first of January next.

Colonel Lewis D. Warner, "To Sneedsboro" (March 4, 1865)

I hope a better spirit will prevail. North Carolina has shown considerable Union sentiment during the war and I believe a proper course by our would cause the slumbering fire to burst into a flame, which could not be quenched.

Diary of James Rumley, August 4, 1863

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... The negroes are celebrating the day, in the African Church, with all the enthusiasm which such an occasion is calculated to inspire among the deluded and excited race. With hymns of praise to God are mingled prayers for the success of the "Union…

Diary of James Rumley, December 1, 1863

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... If the State of North Carolina had set their negroes free and established schools for their instruction, they would have looked upon white population of the state as their benefactors, and the two races might have lived together on the same soil,…

Diary of James Rumley, January 1, 1863

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Many reflecting minds have for several months past looked forward to this day with deep concern, on account of the slave population in our midst. They could hardly believe that so remarkable an epoch could arrive without producing some commotion…

Diary of James Rumley, June 5, 1865

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The first time since the commencement of the late war, negro troops have been sent here to garrison the town. The sight of them is most revolting to southerners, Their presence here is deeply humiliating to the citizens, who bear it however as best…

Diary of James Rumley, March 25, 1863

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...This is the reign of “niggerism.” The scoundrels in authority here know very well that the African race is the only one whose loyalty they can trust, as their negro-stealing government has forfeited all claim to the loyalty of any decent white…

Diary of James Rumley, March 25, 1864

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This is the second anniversary of the advent of the Federal army into Beaufort; and we enter today into the third year of the reign of niggerism. The whole period has been a season of profound political and social darkness, a long dreary night of…

General Ambrose E. Burnside, May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881


General Ambrose E. Burnside was born on May 23, 1824. Burnside began his military career upon graduation from the United States Military in 1847. He would become a second lieutenant during the Mexican-American War and would be put on garrison duty in…