Tag Archives: election of officers

9 November 1863: “…it was decided that the men vote to decide who should remain with them.”

Item description: Entry, dated 9 November 1863, from the D. Coleman Diary.  In this entry, Confederate Captain D. Coleman describes how a surplus of officers in the Army of Tennessee results in him losing his command to a Captain Steger. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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19 November 1861: “the result of these elections shows an improved condition among our people for we are to remember that half of the voting population of our country is absent in their country’s defence…”

Item description: Letter, 19 November 1861, from Hardy Hardison, Scuppernong, N.C., to William S. Pettigrew, Raleigh, N.C.  In the letter, Hardison, a local physician, alludes to the controversy surrounding the election of militia officers in Washington County in late 1861. … Continue reading

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