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Casseroles Poem-Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear

Casseroles from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.

reunion casserole - Columbus County Cookbook II

Reunion Casserole from Columbus County cookbook II.

Reuben Casserole-Home Cookin'

Reuben Casserole from Home cookin’.

Shrimp Celebration Casserole - Company's Coming

Shrimp Celebration Casserole from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming.

Casseroni - The Clockwatcher's Cookbook

Casseroni from The clock watcher’s cook book.

Helen Scarboro's Captivating Chicken Casserole - A Dash of Down East

Helen Scarboro’s Captivating Chicken Casserole from A dash of Down East.

Hot Fruit Casserole - What's Cookin' in 1822

Hot Fruit Casserole from What’s cookin’? in 1822.

The fatal risk of taking ‘rather more liberty….’

“Although Jefferson Davis never enforced his order to enslave captured black soldiers, some of his senior officers committed atrocities against black troops in violation of the code of war….

“Even more common was violence committed against individual black soldiers in captured areas of the South. In Morehead City, North Carolina, whites murdered a black soldier for taking ‘rather more liberty than an Anglo-Saxon [man] likes to submit to.’

“Soldiers expected danger from uniformed opponents, and Northern blacks were raised to be wary of white neighbors, but few were prepared for the threat of assassination in the dead of night….”

— From “The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era” by Douglas R. Egerton (2014)