29 August 1861: “And it is stipulated and agreed by the contracting parties, on the part of the said United States Government, that the officers and men shall recieve the treatment due to prisoners of war.”

Item description: The Weekly State Journal of Raleigh, North Carolina, published these “Articles of Capitulation” between Union and Confederate forces after the Battle of Hatteras Inlet. Signed on 29 August 1861, the agreement stipulates that the forces and “all munitions of war, arms, men and property” under the command of the Confederate forces shall be surrendered to the United States government, and that the Confederate officers and men “shall receive the treatment due to prisoners of war.”

Item citation: Weekly State Journal, 11 September 1861. Raleigh, N.C.: John Spelman. C071 S79j. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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