Saturday, September 8, 2012

An Order from Goldsboro

From the Civil War Day By Day blog, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.

"Head Quarters Dist. of Pamico & Cape Fear
Goldsboro August 13th 1862


In compliance with the instruction from Major Genl D.H. Hill commanding the district of North Carolina, all the counties in the eastern part of the state bordering on the lines of the enemy are required to furnish at once one fourth of the able bodied slave laborers within their limits, to be used in the vicinity of the cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Va.

The following counties are specially designated
New Hanover, Onslow, Duplin, Lenoir, Craven, Jones, Cartaret, Pitt, Martin, Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Green

As the loyal and patriotic citizens of these counties have suffered, and are suffering much from the depredations and outrage of the enemy, it is earnestly and confidently hoped that they will promptly respond to this call and by so doing contribute to the expulsion of the invader from our soil."

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