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

Title

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

Description

This article from the Raleigh Weekly 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 would lead to North Carolina's secession and Civil War. The paper believes that Lincoln's Proclamation left North Carolina with only two alternatives, resistance or unconditional submission, and North Carolinians had to now resist.

Creator

Raleigh Weekly Standard

Source

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

Date

1861-04-24

Contributor

Gordon, Eric

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina

Original Format

Newspaper Article

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Citation

RaleighWeekly Standard, "We must Fight!" RaleighWeekly Standard,April 24, 1861, Civil War Era NC, accessed November 17, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/833.