Henry Toole Clark succeeded as governor after the death of Governor John Ellis and continued the process of readying the state for war. Clark answered a letter from the national Confederate government seeking to obtain a prison depot in North Carolina and offered an old textile mill in the town of Salisbury. Confederate Secretary of War LeRoy Pope Walker wrote to confirm the location.
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