This article was published by the Raleigh Standard, and offers criticism of the Conscription Acts that were about the be passed by the Confederate congress. It highlights the fact that a strong national government was exactly what the Southern states had seceded to avoid, and that it a draft would be the first step toward military rule.
The Raleigh Weekly Standard
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Joe Speranza , Conscription , Civil War Era NC, accessed December 3, 2023, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/419.