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Amnesty Petition of R. L. Abernathy, July 13, 1865

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Burke Co., N.C.,
July 13th, 1865
To His Excellency

Andrew Johnson

Memorial to the Confederate Dead, Windsor, NC


We responded to our country's call.

We fought an honest fight.
We kept the Southron's faith.
We fell at the post of duty.
We died for the land we loved.

Erected by the Confederate Veterans Association of Bertie 1896

Our Confederate Dead…

Southern Claims Commission Chart 2 Barred and Disallowed

A chart showing all of the barred and disallowed claims for the Chowan River Basin.

Edgar Folk and Bynum Shaw, W. W. Holden, (1982)

When Holdne took office as provisional governor of North Carolina in June, 1865, the task he faced would have dismayed a less energetic man. Government in the state was utterly disorganized; all offices were vacant. The state was without money and…


"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…

Calvin Hoggard's letter to the Southern Claims Commission

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The last page of Calvin Hoggard's claim, this page contains a letter by Mr. Hoggard to the Commission explaining his circumstances. Most interestingly, he claims to have been a Union soldier in the 2nd Regiment, even though claim was disallowed. This…

Testimony of Albert Murray in Holden's Impeachment, 1871

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The testimony of Albert Murray, the sheriff of Alamance County, offers specific insight to the knowledge the sheriff had regarding the Ku Klux Klan and the hanging of Wyatt Outlaw. Sheriff Murray reveals that he was in fact a member of the White…


Testimony of William J. Murray in Holden's Impeachment Trial, 1871

William J. Murray was called upon by the Board of Managers in the prosecution of Gov. Holden regarding any matters of insurrection in Alamance County. William J. Murray was brother of Albert Murray, the sheriff and William himself served as deputy…


Testimony of Jesse Gant in Holden's impeachment trial, 1871

Jesse Gant was a political figure for forty years in both the counties of Alamance and Orange, North Carolina. The Board of Managers attempted to examine many respectable and well known men from the counties in question during the trial, and Mr. Gant…


Richard L. Zuber, North Carolina During Reconstruction (1969)

Just before Christmas, 1870, the House of Representatives drew up eight charges against the governor. The first two charges were that he had acted unlawfully by raising troops and sending them into Caswell and Alamance counties when there was no…