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“…returned to their usual place of deposit…”

In the world of politics, an ability to deal with crisis whether generated by yourself or others can truly define the value of an individual seeking to serve his or her constituents or using political office as a way to … Continue reading

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Military Governor of North Carolina Edward Stanly and his call for an election

Edward Stanly, Military Governor of North Carolina, upon publication of President Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation called for an election in the Second Senate District of North Carolina.  Stanly understood, as stated in the proclamation, that states with representation in … Continue reading

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We have some old fashioned notions about taking an oath…

Upon receipt of Governor Zebulon Vance’s letter of October 10, 1862, the Fries brothers quickly responded to Governor Vance’s written attack on their character and motives for not taking the oath swearing to their acceptance of only .75 per cent … Continue reading

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News Updates from 109 E. Jones St.

I’ve got a few brief updates to pass along: If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that the newest member of our Civil War Committee, Mark, has added his family to the stories under the “Find Your … Continue reading

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Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée

On Friday November 4, 2011, a Public Law and Humanities Symposium will be held at the State Archives/Library Building and State Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C.: A Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée, 1865-1905 “A Radical Notion … Continue reading

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Letter from C. G. Davenport to Zebulon B. Vance

Tiffanie has added a new item to our Archival Treasures collection within the North Carolina Digital Collections: C. G. Davenport – Zebulon B. Vance Letter, August 10, 1862 A letter dated August 10, 1862 from C. G. Davenport of Co. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Civil War Research at the North Carolina State Archives

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] 2011 marks the beginning of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial and its commemoration will renew interest in conducting research on the period … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: Secession

The actions of the Lincoln administration in April 1861, which called for troops after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter and the establishment of a blockade of Southern ports, solidified North Carolinian’s opinions for secession.  North Carolina newspapers that had … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Gov. Ellis reply

During the 1860 presidential election and its aftermath secessionist commissioners communicated to southern states which were still undecided about secession from the United States.  In early 1861, North Carolina was one of those undecided states. While Governor John W. Ellis … Continue reading

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