Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond

I went to Dook University in Durham and found only the one year for Department VA/ NC GAR (1902-03).  I also found annual reports for the whole GAR - not useful really except the reports I copied from various years.  1903 is when the local Elizabeth City paper stops reporting on Fletcher Post annual Emancipation Day and Memorial (Decorating) Day events.  Its hard to know at this point if the Fletcher Post is one of the many posts that vanish from the Department in the next few years (60 down to like 35 if memory serves) or if the post-1898 papers are just not mentioning the event after the thumbs screws get tightened in the early 1900s - losing the right to vote by the voting tests set up in 1902-1908.

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