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12 July 1861: “Baggage must be reduced whenever a regiment receives marching orders and but one trip of the baggage waggons will be allowed from camp to the railroad.”

Item description: General order (#32) from an order book of the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (C.S.A.) giving instructions for the transport of Confederate troops. Item citation: From volume 1 in the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, … Continue reading

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26 June 1861: “In reply to the resolution of the Convention, asking the Military Board to report on this day, at 10 o’clock, A.M., the number of State troops…”

Item description: Opening paragraphs of a report submitted to the Secession Convention by the Military Board of North Carolina. The document contains information on military appointees and other schedules related to the state’s attempt to raise troops. Item transcription: STATE … Continue reading

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21 June 1861: “What we desire is a badge of distincton, not a mark for a bullet”

Item description: An editorial (reprinted from the Richmond Dispatch) in the Wilmington Daily Journal of 21 June 1861. In it, the editors of the Richmond newspaper call for the ladies of the city to make a different type of badge … 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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23 May 1861: “Carolina’s Sons Are Ready”

Item description: The Daily Journal (Wilmington, NC) publishes a song written for the Wilmington Light Infantry’s anniversary celebration. Item citation: “Carolina’s Sons Are Ready,”The Daily Journal. 23 May 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & Price. C071 W74j. North Carolina Collection, Wilson … Continue reading

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30 April 1861: Articles from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, North Carolina)

Item description: A selection of articles from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, North Carolina) for 30 April 1861. Topics include: the sale of a slave family; reaction to secession from merchants in New York; packages and mail sent to soldiers; discord … Continue reading

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24 April 1861: Articles from the The Hillsborough Recorder

Item description: A selection of articles from The Hillsborough Recorder (Hillsborough, North Carolina) for 24 April 1861. Topics discussed are: the editor’s position on secession, the Fayetteville Arsenal, the Orange Greys, and militia law. Item citation: The Hillsborough Recorder. 24 … Continue reading

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19 April 1861: Articles from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, North Carolina)

Item description: A selection of articles from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, North Carolina) for 19 April 1861. Topics discussed are: laborers wanted for work at Fort Caswell, mobilization of troops, a report of a song that was performed in Montgomery, … Continue reading

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18 April 1861: “Special cars will always be provided and set apart, and it is requested that the Troops will occupy these alone…”

Item description: General order. North Carolina Railroad Company. Item citation: North Carolina Railroad Company. “General Order.” [Company Shops?, N.C.: The Railroad, 1861]. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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