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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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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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