Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 21 Issue 1,2,3,4, July-Oct 1922
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Women during the colonial period in North Carolina were expected to work. They were faced with many tasks and difficulties on a daily basis including spinning and candle making. The journals of two women from colonial North Carolina show what daily life was like.
Formed along side the colonial precincts, parishes became the religious divisions of North Carolina from 1715 to 1778. An Act in 1715 created nine parishes and encompassed all the leading men in the province as parish councilmen; this was amended in 1741 to include 16 parishes, and again in 1751 when vestrymen were to be elected. The number of parishes continued to grow as North Carolina grew as a colony. However, the whole system was abolished in 1778 although some continued to function into the early nineteenth century.
It is argued that the term 'Pickett's Charge,' referring to the movements of General George Pickett during the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, is actually a misnomer. As Pickett only commanded 3 brigades and 15 regiments, the phrase should give attention to General Longstreet, whose command led the charge according to official reports.