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Powell recounts the days after the end of the Civil War when Governor Zebulon Vance left Raleigh and was later taken prisoner at his home in Statesville.
The temperance movement began in the state in the early 1800s as a way to control intemperance among the citizens. There were a number of small, but powerful societies in the period leading up to the Civil War. The most important of these groups within the state was the Sons of Temperance, which organized in 1844, the year after the national one formed. The society came to an end when the group entered politics.
Most people don't recognize the name Hillfield Academy, but in its day and time the academy was a great educational institution. It was built in 1850 on the old Goldsboro-Smithfield Road. It was a boarding school, and many teachers and students were obtained through newspaper ads. Powell includes a partial list of teachers, students, and titles of some of the books used. The school was in hearing distance of the battle of Bentonville and closed shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1865, never to open again.