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David Brown, "Attacking Slavery from Within" (2004)


Just weeks after the incident in Baltimore, a fellow North Carolinian was also attacked for his abolitionist stance. Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick, born and raised near Salisbury, was dismissed from his fac ulty post at the University of North Carolina…

Timothy Huebner, The Southern Judicial Tradition (1999)


During and after the Civil War, Ruffin's championed the southern constitutional position. Believing strongly that the Constitution sanctioned slaveholders' rights as property holders, Ruffin turned away from support for the Union after the failure of…

"Appreciation of Art in North Carolina," Harper's Weekly, October 31, 1868


First Native: “Who's 'im, Bill?” Second Native: “D—d Carpet-Bagger!” First Native: “What kind of a Yankee trick is that he's up to?” Second Native: “Be dad-drat if I know. Shall I split his…

"Republican Meeting in Ashe County," August 28, 1867

item998.jpg support of the Republican party, urging the necessity of unity in the Republican ranks, when the committee returned and reported through their Chairman, C. Younce the following preamble and resolutions which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, we…

Diary of Elizabeth Collier, April 20, 1865

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April 20, 1865

We have lived in such a state of excitement for the past month that I have not had the time to write any thing which occurred but to begin at this late day—After the evacuation of Goldsboro—we were in constant expectation of the…

"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…

Address Delivered before the Wake County Workingmen's Association, February 6, 1860

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RALEIGH, N. C., February 7, 1860. FRANK. I. WILSON, ESQ.: Dear Sir:--The undersigned, a portion of the members of the "Wake County Workingmen's Association," beg that you will permit us to publish the Address delivered by you before our Association…

William C. Harris, ''The Southern Unionist Critique of the Civil War'' (1985)


Missing from these historiographical studies are the views of Southern Unionists. Although containing elements of both contemporary Northern and Confederate interpretations, the Unionist critique of the war is unique, providing insights into the…

Lewis B. Banner, 1805-1883


Lewis Bitting Banner was born in 1805 in Surry County, North Carolina. In 1856, Lewis B. Banner, his wife Nancy Meadow Flipping, and their seven children moved to Watauga County, North Carolina where their eighth child was born. He bought two…

Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick, 1827-1886


Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick (1827-1886) was born and raised in Davidson County, North Carolina, the oldest of seven children to John and Elizabeth Hedrick. Benjamin's father was the descendant of German immigrants and a fairly prosperous bricklayer and…