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Zebulon Baird Vance to Edward Stanly, October 29, 1862

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To Edward Stanly STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT Raleigh- Oct. 29th, 1862 Your communication of the 21st. inst. has been recd, to which I proceed to reply- It is "incompatible with my views of duty" to grant you a personal…

"National Politics," December 31, 1866


In a somewhat similar view of the case the New HavenJournal and Courier looks upon the bill as "an immediate result of the refusal of the Southern States to accept the proposed Constitutional Amendment." For, while Congress was willing last Summer to…

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.

John Barrett, "Two Old Men And A White Flag" (1956)

Near Pikeville on April 11, a very minor skirmish took place which certainly has little, if any, military significance but it is interesting because of the two reports turned in to General Logan by S.C. Rogers, medical officer of the Thirtieth Iowa.…

Theodore Upson, "The Girl I Left Behind Me" (March 24, 1865)

The people around here are very poor as a general thing but very kind and hospitable. There is none of the treachery we have found in other places. I was talking with an old man today; he has lost six sons in the Army. He says they did not want to go…

Letter from Gen. William T. Sherman to Major-General H. W. Halleck, December 24, 1864

In the Field, Savannah, GA., December 24, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington City, D. C.:

...then, communicating with the fleet in the neighborhood of…

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…

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…

Map of the Carolinas Campaign

This map is of the campaign trails for General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign in 1865. The illustration outlines the routes of both Confederate and Union armies. The image depicts the meeting point for all Union forces in Goldsboro.

"The Border States Must Unite and Act!," North Carolina Standard, April 20, 1861

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The proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, which we publish to-day, has completed the sectionalization of the country. The two extremes are now arrayed against each other with warlike purposes, and the only hope for peace is in the border States. They may…