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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 17 Issue 2, April 1940
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George V. Strong became the Confederate States attorney for the District of North Carolina on June 17, 1861. His first task was to go to New Bern and deal with three admiralty cases. Admiralty cases were not Strong's specialty and, in general, presented a convoluted area of the law for any practicing lawyer of the time. The article reviews how Strong called upon those more experienced to deal with specific admiralty cases in the state at the opening of the Civil War.
This article is the sixth in this series of reprinted letters between North Carolinians and James K. Polk. Material was edited from the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress which in 135 bound volumes of Polk's papers. These documents are reprinted here to demonstrate important themes and issues of the era for the state's citizens. Letters date from February 1847 through July 1847.
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.