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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 1 Issue 10, Feb 1944
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Peele discusses diary entries kept by a Union Civil War soldier. The diary was found seventy-nine years after the war by Francis Chappel of Elizabeth City in an old city lot. There are around 200 entries; each one begins with a comment on the weather conditions where the soldier happens to be.
Many important events happened in North Carolina during February that were important in the forward progress of the state or were conclusions of projects earlier begun. Among the events were the birth of Calvin Henderson Wiley, who was the first State Superintendent of Common Schools; the passage of legislation establishing the Fayetteville Normal School for Negroes; and the Battle of Roanoke Island during the Civil War.
Rogers recounts the life of Elizabeth Kelly, who is who is more widely known for her contributions to education than any other woman in North Carolina.