First Wednesdays – Salisbury Prison

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.

Governor’s Correspondence: Letter Authorizing the Establishment of a Confederate Prison in Salisbury, N. C.

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