The third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series is now available. The last eighteen months of Vance’s governorship at the end of the Civil War (1864-1865) are chronicled in the more than 200 letters and other documents transcribed and annotated in this volume. Topics discussed include conscription, desertion, disaffection among North Carolina citizens for the war effort, conflicts with the Confederate government over blockade running, impressment, and the increasing calls for a peace convention. Also included is the flurry of correspondence between Vance and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston prior to his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham on April 26, 1865.
The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance, Volume 3: 1864-1865 (hardbound, pp. xxxix, 584, illustrated and indexed) retails for $45.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax). Click here to order a copy through the online Historical Publications Shop.
Historical Publications is also offering a Vance Papers set of volumes 1 (1843-1862), 2 (1863), and 3 (1864-1865) of the series for $60.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax), a 37% savings off the purchase of the three volumes separately.