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9 February 1865: “…it shall be the duty of the Governor to cause to be enrolled as a Guard for Home Defence, all white male persons not already enrolled in the service of the Confederate States…”

Item Description: A broadside containing General Orders for the operation of the North Carolina Home Guard. The order describes who may be exempted from service and the structure and organization of the units. An additional order from the Fifth Regiment … Continue reading

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21 March 1864: “So by Father’s request I now write to inform you of the result of last Saturday’s election which terminated in you being elected.”

Item Description: Letter dated 21 March 1864 from Maggie Espey to her brother, Joseph Espey. In it, Maggie discusses Joseph’s victory in a local election, potentially getting him excused from his military duty as a result, the weather, her parents’ activities, … Continue reading

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12 December 1861: “…the militia of this State shall not be required to assemble for the purpose of drill and muster, more than once in each month, except for battalion or regimental muster.”

Item description: North Carolina’s Secession Convention passed this ordinance to regulate how often local militias could be drilled or mustered. Item transcription: [No. 18.] AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE MILITIA MUSTER. To assemble once a month. Be it ordained by this … 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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