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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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First Wednesdays – Cloth for supplying the want of our brave soldiers

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] By the fall of 1862, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was ill-equipped and underfed.  During the Antietam campaign, conditions were so … Continue reading

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