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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 35 Issue 2, Apr 1958
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During the American Civil War, numerous hospital centers developed in various parts of the Confederacy with one located in Raleigh. As a centrally located, populous city, Raleigh was selected as headquarters of the first Surgeon General of the State, Dr. Charles E. Johnston. Later, Raleigh was the site of the state's first military hospital, with Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood in charge.
Using correspondence, lists, ledgers, and financial records, Hecht presents a history of the postal service in North Carolina during the late 18th century, looking at postal offices, post masters, and mail routes.
During the Reconstruction era in North Carolina, African-Americans began to demand the establishment of a state supported college. Following much debate and opposition, Greensboro was approved for a A and M College for African-Americans in 1891.
North Carolinians participated wholeheartedly both in the American Civil war and in the Gettysburg campaign. At Gettysburg, 770 North Carolina soldiers were killed in action, a loss greater than any other states.