9 February 1865: “…it shall be the duty of the Governor to cause to be enrolled as a Guard for Home Defence, all white male persons not already enrolled in the service of the Confederate States…”

Item Description: A broadside containing General Orders for the operation of the North Carolina Home Guard. The order describes who may be exempted from service and the structure and organization of the units. An additional order from the Fifth Regiment Home Guard unit based in Statesville, North Carolina, is included on the bottom right.

Item Citation: “General orders, no. 2.” North Carolina Adjutant General’s Department. [Raleigh, N.C. : s.n., 1865]. Cb970.74 N87a2. From the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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