Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy

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Though always an important North Carolina city, Charlotte truly helped to make history during the Civil War. The city's factories produced gunpowder, percussion caps and medicine for the Confederate cause. Perhaps most importantly, Charlotte housed the Confederate Naval Ordnance Depot and Naval Works, manufacturing iron for ironclad vessels and artillery projectile and providing valuable ammunition for the South. Charlotte also sent over 2,500 men into the Confederate army and served as home to a military ...

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Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy (North Carolina) (The History Press)

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Overview

Though always an important North Carolina city, Charlotte truly helped to make history during the Civil War. The city's factories produced gunpowder, percussion caps and medicine for the Confederate cause. Perhaps most importantly, Charlotte housed the Confederate Naval Ordnance Depot and Naval Works, manufacturing iron for ironclad vessels and artillery projectile and providing valuable ammunition for the South. Charlotte also sent over 2,500 men into the Confederate army and served as home to a military hospital, a Ladies Aid Society, a prison and even the mysterious Confederate gold. When Richmond fell, Jefferson Davis set up his headquarters in Charlotte, making it the unofficial capital. Join historian Michael C. Hardy as he recounts the triumphs and struggles of Queen City civilians and soldiers in the Civil War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609494803
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 971,947
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Queen City or Hornet's Nest: Prewar Charlotte 9

2 "The War Commenced": 1861 15

3 "We Will Never Disgrace Our Native County": 1862 27

4 "The War May Be Prolonged Indefinitely": 1863 39

5 "Take Courage and Press On to Victory": 1864 47

6 "Oh! When Will the Good Old Peaceful Times of '60 Return?": 1865 55

7 Soldiers of the Gray and Blue: "He Could Not Die More Nobly or in a More Noble Cause" 69

8 Reconstruction: "We Are Tired of Turmoil and Disputes, and Want to Do All in Our Power to Promote Peace" 79

9 Remembrance: "This Will Be Our Last Parade" 93

Afterword: Looking for Civil War Charlotte Today 111

Notes 115

Index 125

About the Author 127

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