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2 March 1863: “A few days since I wrote to you suggesting that our church should send one of her most prominent ministers to labor in this army…”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 March 1861, believed to have been written by Thomas Jackson “Stonewall” Jackson. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 1 of the Margaret Junkin Preston Papers #1543, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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11 May 1861: “…treason shall consist only in levying war against this State, or in adhering to its enemies…”

Item description: “An Act To Define and Punish Treason Against the State of North Carolina and Other Offences Against the Sovereignty of the State” Chapter 18. Item citation: From Public Laws of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the … Continue reading

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9 May 1861: “Whereas, Abraham Lincoln has been and is still endeavoring to raise money upon the faith and credit of the so called United States Government, for the purpose of waging a wicked, unjust, unholy and unconstitutional war upon the Southern States…”

Item description: “Resolution on Federal Relations.” Item citation: From Resolutions of a Public Nature, Passed by the General Assembly of North Carolina at its First Extra Session, 1861, C345.1 N87 1860-61, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel … Continue reading

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2 May 1861: “…it shall not be lawful to administer to any officer within this State any oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States.”

Item description: “An Act to Repeal 5th Section of the 76th Chapter of the Revised Code, Entitled ‘Oaths.’” Chapter 13. Item citation: From Public Laws of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly, at its First Extra … Continue reading

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