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Tribute is paid at Fayetteville to Judah P. Benjamin, a famous Jewish patriot who rendered such effective services to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
This article looks at challenges to the widely held historical idea that the efficiency of the Southern war effort was seriously handicapped by the opposition of powerful governors who put the own states' interests above those of the South as a whole. Particular attention is given to disputing this theory in North Carolina history.
An historic letter from Confederate President Jefferson Davis to NC Governor John Ellis was returned to the state archive after an injunction halted its sale. It is not known when the document went missing but the seller had purchased it from Sotheby’s in 1982. In the letter, Davis informs Ellis that he will request that Virginia send rifle-making machinery to North Carolina.
On 7 December, 1862, Presbyterian pastor Robert J. Graves was arrested for treason against the Confederacy. Over the next year, the case gained popularity in the media as it polarized public opinion of constitutional rights under the Confederate government. This article discusses the circumstances behind Graves’ arrest and subsequent trial.