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Governor Vance, elected the state's governor in 1862, faced reelection in 1864 and a difficult political decision; whether to join the growing anti-war movement or to keep North Carolina embroiled in the Confederacy's fight until the South successfully seceded. This two part article reviews the political strategizing amongst state politicians and Vance's own struggle for considering his constituents while also vying for re-election.
The second and final piece in this series, the article continues the discussion concerning political maneuvering of Governor Vance during his re-election in 1864. The article picks up with Governor Vance's determination to break with William Holden and the peace movement in 1863 and follows the heated political environment through to Vance's reelection in 1864.
This article looks at the gubernatorial career of Zebulon B. Vance during the period of the closing days of the Civil War focusing on his management, involvement, and actions on behalf of the state, North Carolina regiments, and soldiers as the war was coming to a close.