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7 July 1861: The Death of John W. Ellis, Governor of North Carolina

Item description: North Carolina governor John W. Ellis died on 7 July 1861 in Red Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Wilmington’s The Daily Journal included the following coverage of the governor’s death in its issue of 11 July 1861. Item citation: The … Continue reading

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25 May 1861: “I made no tender to the State until my ten Companies were all full and organized.”

Item description: Col. Charles F. Fisher petitions Governor John W. Ellis to get Leonard Henderson placed under his care in one of his companies. Item citation: From the John Willis Ellis Papers #242, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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22 May 1861: “…in three weeks past have lost many men for lack of means to hold them–who became restless at not being organized.”

Item description: Col. Charles Fisher expresses his dismay with the process of mobilizing and mustering troops. The delay in swearing in soldiers caused, Fisher argues, the loss of many troops. He calls for more organization in troop mustering. Item citation: … Continue reading

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