Economic and Social History of Chowan County, North Carolina, 1880-1915 Volume 179-180

Economic and Social History of Chowan County, North Carolina, 1880-1915 Volume 179-180

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...their property. and pestering them in general. As regards pensions, they have been treated as Union soldiers. In the federal reports these marauders are styled "home guards," but down in the section of their origin they have never been known by any other name than that of " Buffaloes." This term of rank opprobrium is applied only to the "home guards," and has never been used to designate the natives in general of the North Carolina coast, as Funk and WagnalIs' New Standard Dictionary implies. The esteem in which the "Buffaloes" were held by the federal naval ofiicers who knew them, is indicated in the ofiicial reports of these officers, preserved to us in the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies (Washington, D. C., 1899). Lieutenant-Commander C.-V. Flusser, U. S. S. Commodore Perry, Plymouth, N. C., Sept., 19, I862, writes to Commander H. K. Davenport, Newbern, N. C., as follows: "My dear Davenport: I sent to Edenton yesterday to arrest some thirty men who had formed themselves into a company to attack our home guard thieves at Winfield." (Ofiicial Records, series I, vol. viii, p. 78.) The justification for this characterization is suggested in the following letter: U. "S. S. SHAWSH!-ZEN, Oi? Plymouth, N. C., September 28, I862. Sir: In obedience to your order, I submit to you the following report was no great amount of ruthless destruction of property and no wholesale foraging. Third, no large body of soldiers of either the Northern or the Southern armies ever quartered in, or even marched thru, Chowan. Fourth, no large number of the population was killed during the war. This statement is born out by the fact that from 1860 to I870 the native more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939581
  • 9781236939586