Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the Civil War: A History of Battle and Occupation

Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the Civil War: A History of Battle and Occupation

by Alex Christopher Meekins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596292123
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Chris Meekins has spent several years as a reference and correspondence archivist in the North Carolina State Archives while completing a doctoral program in U.S. History at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He has successfully published a number of literature reviews in the journal North Carolina Historical Review. His interest in the history of North Carolina is reflected in the many historical works he has produced over the last few years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     9
Introduction: Northeastern North Carolina on the Eve of the Civil War     11
North Carolina under General Ambrose E. Burnside, February 1862 to July 1862
War Comes to Coastal North Carolina     19
Talk of the Devil and He Is Sure to Appear     25
On the Horns of the Dilemma: Burnside's Fateful Decision     33
Nothing Succeeds Like Success     37
North Carolina under General John G. Foster, July 1862 to November 1863
It Is a Bold Mouse That Nestles in the Cat's Ear     49
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire     77
Patriotism Is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel     89
North Carolina under General Benjamin F. Butler, November 1863 to February 1865
Sauce for the Goose Is Sauce for the Gander     101
Every Ass Loves to Hear Himself Bray     119
Trouble Rides a Swift Horse     125
Notes     135

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