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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…


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…


North Carolina Through Four Centuries, 1989

The trial got under way on 2 February 1871 and lasted until 22 March, a period of seven weeks. A separate vote was taken on each of the eight charges, and Holden was found guilty on six. Although Holden was the second American governor to be…


Ku Klux Klan Mask, c. 1870

This Ku Klux Klan mask belonged to Colonel John Campbell Van Hook Jr, of Person County, North Carolina.

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…

Petition of Joseph Etheridge

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Joseph Etheridge's petition to the Southern Claims Commission, listing what he claims was taken by Union foraging parties and his valuation of those goods. His claim was rejected for several reasons, including his ownership of several farms and…

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…