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A Dash of Salt


Abstract:
During the Civil War salt was a commodity that was hard to come by in North Carolina. Early in the war the state government built a salt works at Morehead City and started work on a second one on Currituck Sound, but Union troops captured both sites in 1862. Westbrook recounts how the state government and private entrepreneurs worked to provide citizens and soldiers with salt for the remainder of the Civil War. By 1864, most salt production in the state had ceased.
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