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A continuation of a previous article, it discusses the governorship of Henry Toole Clark during the Civil War. More an administrator than a politician, Clark faced severe challenges caused by the Civil War including shortages of salt, men, gunpowder, and uniforms. Clark only stayed in office until 1862, after which he retired to his plantation.
This article discusses the governorship of Henry Toole Clark during the Civil War. Assuming the governorship after the death of John Willis Ellis, Clark took office on the eve of the Civil War. With little support from the Confederate government, Clark was charged with raising troops and funds to properly defend North Carolina from Union assault.