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On the 22nd of February 1819 a publick dinner was given by the students of College. On that occasion many of them became intoxicated, and much quarreling and improper conduct ensued. Some prompted by passion in the delirium of intemperance, had recource to weapons of the most deadly violence, such as dirks and pistols. Information […]

Ye Present Scituation of Affairs

VIRGINIA, October 15, 1712. To ye Council of Trade: MY LORDS: The arrival of the Dulwich Frygat, with her Maj’t’s proclamation for a Cessation of Arms, gives me the opportunity of a few Minutes to inform y’r Lord’ps of ye present Scituation of Affairs in these parts. The Indians continue their Incursions in North Carolina, […]

Sad Intelligence

We arrived at Charlotte on April 18th; and I there received, at the moment of dismounting, a telegram announcing that President Lincoln had been assassinated. An influential citizen of the town, who had come to welcome me, was standing near me, and after remarking to him in a low voice that I had received sad […]

Nomenclature of Our Southern Armies

The North Carolinians are called “Tar Heels;” South Carolinians, “Rice Birds;” Georgians, “Goober Grabbers;” Alabamians, “Yaller Hammers;” Texans, “Cow Boys;” Tennesseans, “Hog Drivers;” Louisianians, “Tigers;” Floridians, “Gophers;” Virginians, “Tobacco Worms;” Arkansians, “Tooth-picks;” Missourians, “Border Ruffians;” Kentuckians, “Corn Crackers;” and Mississippians, “Sand Lappers.” The Cavalry, “Buttermilk Rangers;” Infantry, “Webfoot.” A regiment of deserters from the Federal […]

An Emblem of Truth from the Author of Life

THE UNCONQUERED BANNER. Maud Dudley Shackelford, Tarboro, North Carolina (Confederate Veteran, Vol. XXVI, No. 11, November 1918.) There’s a banner that waves in the city of light, Unfurled by the saints for eternity there On the temple of peace, where the martyrs of right Now see it upraised from adversity’s snare; And the angel that […]

A Remarkable Body of Men

The Southern leaders occupied a commanding position. Those leaders constituted a remarkable body of men. Having before them the example of Jefferson, of Madison, of George Mason in Virginia, and of Nathaniel Macon in North Carolina, they gave deep study to the science of government. They were admirably trained as debaters, and they became highly […]

Christened in Roanoak

The 13. of August, our Sauage Manteo, by the commandement of Sir Walter Ralegh, was christened in Roanoak, and called Lord thereof, and of Dasamongueponke, in reward of his faithfull seruice. — Governor John White on the baptism of Croatan Indian, Manteo, 1st Baron of Roanoke and Dasamongueponke, on 13 August 1587.

The Jewish Ladies of Charlotte

Hebrew Patriotism. — The fair daughters of Judah are nobly represented in Charlotte, N. C., as may be seen in the following communication: To the Intendant and Commissioners of the Town of Charlotte — Gentlemen: enclosed find the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars from the Jewish ladies, residents of this town, to be […]

Here’s to Our Confederacy

The third verse of the song misstates the order in which the states seceded from the Union. The dates on which the states seceded are as follows: South Carolina (December 20, 1860), Mississippi (January 9, 1861), Florida (January 10, 1861), Alabama (January 11, 1861), Georgia (January 19, 1861), Louisiana (January 26, 1861), Texas (February 1, 1861), Virginia (April 17, 1861), Arkansas (May 6, 1861), North Carolina (May 20, 1861), and Tennessee (June 8, 1861). Thus, Alabama did not […]