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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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24 June 1861: “I have received your letter of the 19th inst. in relation to the appointment of Col. D.H. Hill as Brigadier General…”

Item description: North Carolina Governor John Ellis’ copy of a letter from Jefferson Davis to Warren Winslow (an aid to the ailing Gov. Ellis and chairman to the newly-created Military and Naval Board of North Carolina). This letter concerns the … Continue reading

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4 June 1861: “Authority be given to purchase the three (3) boats.”

Item description: Telegram from Walter Gwynn, Norfolk, Va., to North Carolina Gov. John W. Ellis asking Ellis to authorize the purchase of three warships. Item citation: From folder 11 of the John Willis Ellis Papers, #242, Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

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28 May 1861: “…I send herewith a list of the companies tendered from each county, and the numbers of men.”

Item description: Portions of a report submitted to the Secession Convention by the governor and adjutant general of North Carolina. Item citation: From “The Military of the State.” [Raleigh, N.C.] : Syme & Hall, [1861], VC342.2 1861d v. 1, from … Continue reading

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15 April 1861: “You can get no troops from North Carolina…”

Item description: Telegram of 15 April 1861 from United States Secretary of War Simon Cameron to North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis requesting that Ellis deploy two regiments of North Carolina troops into service, together with what appears to be … Continue reading

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