23 December 1861: “The DUPLIN RIFLES were RE-ORGANIZED by electing the following officers…”

Item Description: This broadside publication announced the election of new officers for the “Duplin Rifles” and that they were recruiting new soldiers for the unit.

Item transcription:

ON SATURDAY LAST

The DUPLIN RIFLES were RE-ORGANIZED by electing the following officers,

Thomas S. Kenan, Captain.
J.G. Kenan, 1st. Lieut.
R. B. Carr, 2nd. ”
J. W. Hinson, Jr. 2nd. ”

We wish to make up the Company immediately, and enter the Service next Spring, unless sooner required. All who wish to join us, can apply to any of the above named officers, and their names will be enrolled.

Kenansville, N. C. Dec. 23. 1861

Item Citation: On Saturday Last The Duplin Rifles were Re-organized… Cb970.741 D93, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

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