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"Proclamation on State Militia," Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861

Lincoln's proclamation to the Senate in which he states that South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas have been, and are continuing to be, opposed to the execution of the laws of the United States. In this…

"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…

"The Disunion Faction," Salisbury Carolina Watchman, April 9, 1861.

The SalisburyCarolina Watchmanpublished this article which was highly critical of the Secessionist movement. In the piece, the paper chastised Governor Ellis and others for their actions. It described how the Secession faction wanted a Convention,…


"The Disunion Programme," Raleigh Weekly Standard, February 27, 1861

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In this article published by the Unionist Raleigh newspaper theWeekly Standard,the paper urges its readers to head to the polls to vote against the Secession Convention on February 28, 1861. The paper states clearly their position that they were for…

"We must Fight!" Raleigh Weekly Standard, April 24, 1861

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This article from the RaleighWeekly Standard reports Governor Ellis's refusal of Lincoln's request for troops and clarified its new position regarding secession. The paper recounts its efforts for peace but acknowledges that Lincoln's call for troops…

North Carolina and the Coming of the Civil War, William C. Harris

William C. Harris’s book North Carolina and the Coming of Civil War was the most useful piece of research for my project. He captures all the major events that led up to the Civil War and all the factors that North Carolina delegates had to…

The Confederate Republic, George C. Rable

George C. Rable’s book The Confederate Republic, provided information on the growing sectionalism in the South leading up to the Civil War. This was used in my first section on economics and sectionalism. He discusses the importance of the Whig…

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.

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.