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13 February 1863: “Attention! Conscripts! Recruits Wanted!”

Item description: This broadside, with a purported date written in pencil on the bottom left of the document, calls for recruits to the defend the “Old North State” and “drive back the vile invaders of our soil.”   Item Transcription: … Continue reading

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26 March 1862: “Florida is hard pressed by the enemy both Fernandina and Jacksonville have been taken by the Lincolnites.”

Item Description: Rev. Overton Bernard discusses his son’s, Jesse Bernard, raising of volunteer troops in Florida. He sheds light on political maneuvering involved in securing military ranks.  Bernard’s entry also illuminates the impact of the war on Florida cities. Image:    Item Citation: From … Continue reading

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19 February 1862: “…it shall be the duty of the Governor, from time to time, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to meet the requisitions of the Confederate Government…”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, gives explicit instructions on recruiting and organizing North Carolina’s quota of soldiers. It also discusses bounty pay due to new and returning soldiers. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] … Continue reading

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10 February 1862: “An Ordinance Granting Bounty To Certain North-Carolina Volunteers”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, called on state government to pay those volunteer soldiers to whom bounty pay was due–regardless of how they entered military service. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] Item citation: … Continue reading

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17 June 1861: “…this Convention, appreciating the valor and good conduct of the officers and men in the 1st Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers…”

Item description: A resolution of appreciation passed by the North Carolina Secession Convention for the 1st Regiment NC Volunteers’ service at the Battle of Bethel. The resolution also authorizes the regiment to “inscribe the word ‘Bethel’ upon their regimental colors.” … Continue reading

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15 June 1861: Selected advertisements from the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal

Item description: Selected advertisements from the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal from 15 June 1861. During this period, newspaper advertisements would often run for several weeks or months and would advertise a great range of items for sale, wanted ads, and … 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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